By Analou De Vera
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has reminded employers to observe the proper pay rules as the nation observes the 33rd anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution, a special non-working holiday.
“Employers in the private sector are reminded to observe the following rules on the payment of wages for the said special non-working holiday,” the labor department said.
In its Labor Advisory No. 3 (Series of 2019), the DOLE said workers who will not report to work, will not be entitled to wages.
“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 special day,” said the DOLE.
The labor department said that for work done during the special non-working day, workers shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their daily rate on the first eight hours of work.
Meanwhile, for those who worked in excess of eight hours, the employee shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his/her hourly rate.
For workers who went to work during the special non-working day that also falls on the employees’ rest day, they shall be paid an additional 50 percent of their daily rate on the first eight hours of work.
The labor department furthered that for work done in excess of eight hours during a special non-working day that also falls on the employees’ rest day, they shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate on said day.