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DOLE reminds private employers on proper wages for Aug. 21, a special non-working holiday

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By Leslie Ann Aquino

The labor department has reminded private sector employers on the proper payment of wages for August 21, a special non-working holiday.

(Taylor Weidman / Bloomberg / MANILA BULLETIN)

(Taylor Weidman / Bloomberg / MANILA BULLETIN)

In an advisory, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the following pay rules should be observed for August 21 – special non-working holiday:

  • If the employee did not work, the “no work, no pay” policy shall apply unless there is another company policy, practice, or collective bargaining agreement (CBA) granting payment on special days.
  • For work done during the special non-working holiday, he/she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his/her daily rate on the first eight hours of work
  • For work done in excess of eight hours (overtime work), he/she shall be paid an additional 30% of his/her hourly rate on the said day.
  • If an employee works on a special holiday that also falls on his/her rest day, he/she shall be paid an additional 50% of his/her daily rate on the first eight hours of work
  • For overtime work on a special holiday that also falls on his/her rest day, he/she shall be paid an additional 30% of his/her hourly rate on the said day

President Duterte in Proclamation No. 555, declared August 21 as special non-working holiday in commemoration of the death of Ninoy Aquino.

 

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