By Erma Edera
Double pay awaits workers who opted to work on Labor Day, the Department of Labor and Employment said.
Based on Labor Advisory No. 06, series of 2019, issued by DOLE Acting Secretary Ana C. Dione, the following rules for pay on regular holidays shall apply:
For work done on Labor Day, he/she shall be paid 200 percent of an employee’s wage for the first eight hours while for work done in excess of eight hours, an additional 30 percent of the employee’s hourly rate shall be paid.
Work done that also falls on the employee’s rest day shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his/her basic wage of 200 percent while for work done in excess of eight hours, an employee shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his/her hourly rate.
If the employee, however, does not report for work during these days, he/she shall still be paid 100 percent of his/her wage for that day.
This is Pursuant to Proclamation No. 555 issued by President Rodrigo Duterte declaring May 1, 2019, as a regular holiday for the observance of the Labor Day.
Labor Day is celebrated to give recognition and honor to the sacrifices and hard work of the Filipino workforce.