DOLE issues holiday pay guidelines in the Philippines
Pay rules have been issued by the Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) of the Philippines for the December 24, 25 and 26 declared holidays. Under DOLE’s existing pay rules, different policies shall be in effect for December 24, which is a special working day, December 25, which is a regular holiday, and December 26, which is a non-working day.
For instance, in the case of work performed on a declared special working day, such as December 24, an employee is entitled only to the daily wage.
Employees who worked on December 25 should be paid double for the first eight hours, and an additional 30% of their hourly rate for overtime work. On regular holidays that coincide with the employee’s rest day, the employee shall receive an additional 30% of their doubled wages, as well as an additional 30% of their hourly rate for overtime work.
As for work performed on December 26, DOLE indicated that the employee would receive an additional 30% of their basic wage for the first eight hours of work and another 30% of their hourly rate for overtime on that day. Employees must be paid an additional 50% of their basic wage for the first eight hours of work if a special non-working day falls on their rest day. For overtime work, an additional 30% of their hourly rate must be compensated.
If the employee did not work, however, the pay rules will apply unless there is a company policy, practice, or collective bargaining agreement which provides for payment on a special non-working day, reported Philstar Global.