DOLE reminds employers of holiday pay on January 25, Chinese New Year

Published January 23, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Leslie Ann Aquino

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said those who will report to work on January 25, which is a special non-working day due to the Chinese New Year, will get full pay plus 30 percent of their basic pay.

Department of Labor and Employment (MANILA BULLETIN)
Department of Labor and Employment (MANILA BULLETIN)

In Labor Advisory No. 2 issued on January 20, the labor department reminded employers that employees who will work on Chinese New Year shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their basic wage in the first eight hours.

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

DOLE said those who will work in excess of eight hours will be paid an additional 30 percent on their hourly rate.

While for work done during a special day that also falls on the workers’ rest day, DOLE said they shall be paid an additional 50 percent of their basic wage on the first eight hours of work and if done in excess of eight hours (overtime work), they shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate.

Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III asked employers to observe the proper payment of wages on the said date.

The pay rules for January 25, a special non-working day, is pursuant to Proclamation No. 855 issued by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.

 
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