DOLE: No Work, No Pay For Employees During APEC Summit

makati-singapore-mayor-swap-april-fools-2015 (1)

You’re probably already planning what you’re going to do during the APEC Summit, where the government has mandated students of all levels and public sector workers to enjoy a four-day holiday, and private sector workers a two-day holiday. Sorry to burst your bubble, but you may not be getting paid on your time off.

According to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), “If the employee did not work, the ‘no-work, no-pay’ principle shall apply, unless there is a favorable company policy, practice, or collective bargaining agreement granting payment on a special day.” That means it will depend on your company if you will get paid or not.

DOLE also released the pay rules for the APEC holidays:

If the employee did not work, the “no-work, no-pay” principle shall apply, unless there is a favorable company policy, practice, or collective bargaining agreement (CBA) granting payment on a special day;

If the employee worked, he or she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his or her daily rate on the first eight hours of work [(daily rate x 130 percent) + COLA];

If the employee worked in excess of 8 hours (overtime work), he or she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his or her hourly rate on said day (hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 130 percent x 130 percent x number of hours worked);

If the employee worked during a special day that also falls on his or her rest day, he or she shall be paid an additional 50 percent of his or her daily rate on the first 8 hours of work [(daily rate x 150 percent) + COLA];

If the employee worked in excess of 8 hours (overtime work) during a special day that also falls on his or her rest day, he or she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his or her hourly rate on said day (hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 150 percent x 130 percent x number of hours worked).

Do you think this is fair? Share your thoughts below!






Related Stories