By Leslie Ann Aquino
Private sector employers were reminded by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) of the pay rules applicable during the celebration of Independence Day on Wednesday, June 12, which is a regular holiday.
In a Labor Advisory, the Labor Department said those who will report for work shall be paid 200 percent of their regular salary for the first eight hours.
As for the employees who will work overtime (work done in excess of eight hours), they shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate.
Those who work on a regular holiday that also fell on their rest day shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their basic wage of 200 percent.
Workers who render overtime work on a regular holiday that also fell on their rest day shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate on said day.
While employees who did not work on a said holiday shall be paid 100 percent of their salary.
President Rodrigo Duterte issued Proclamation No. 555, series of 2018 declaring June 12, 2019, as a regular holiday in the observance of the Philippine Independence Day.