Working on Labor Day? Here Are the Pay Rules According to DOLE

Private sector employees who will be working during Labor Day shall reportedly be paid 200 percent of their wage, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Labor Advisory No. 11 Series of 2022 states that President Duterte has proclaimed May 1, Labor Day, as a regular holiday per Presidential Proclamation 1236. “We enjoin our employers to observe the pay rules for this regular holiday, much as we also advise our workers to know their rights, especially this Labor Day,” it said. This was signed by DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III.

Based on the advisory, workers reporting for duty during the declared regular holiday shall be paid their basic wage and cost of living allowance (COLA) times 200 percent. For workers rendering overtime work (more than eight hours), they shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate.

Moreover, employees who will be working on a regular holiday that also falls on their rest day “shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their basic wage of 200 percent.” Plus, overtime workers on a regular holiday that also falls on the workers’ rest day “shall be paid an additional 30 percent of the hourly rate on the said day (hourly rate of the basic wage x 200 percent x 130 percent x 130 percent x number of hours worked),” he noted.

Employees who did not work, on the other hand, “shall be paid 100 percent of their wage for that day, subject to certain requirements under the implementing rules and regulations of the Labor Code, as amended [(basic wage + COLA) x 100%].”

SOURCE: dole.gov.ph

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