DoLE issues pay guidelines for November holidays

October 29, 2009 10:06 am 

MANILA, Oct. 29 — The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) on Thursday issued guidelines for employers who would require their workers to report for duty during the holidays this coming November.

Labor and Employment Secretary Marianito D. Roque reminded the country's employers in the private sector on the pay rules to be observed during the nationwide special non-working days on Nov. 1 (All Saints Day) and 2, the national holidays on Nov. 27 and 28 (Eid’l Adha), and regular holiday on Nov. 30, 2009 (Bonifacio Day).

For Nov. 1 and 2, 2009, the pay rules for special non-working days apply as follows:

If worked, the employee is entitled to 130 percent of his [or her] daily rate for the first eight hours, and to an additional 30 percent of his or her hourly rate on the said day for work performed in excess of eight hours;

If unworked, he or she is not entitled to any payment, unless there is a favorable company policy, practice or collective bargaining agreement (CBA) granting payment for special days even if not worked;

If worked and falling on the employee's rest day, the employee is entitled for the first eight hours to 150 percent of his or her regular daily rate, and for work performed in excess of 8 hours, plus 30 percent of his or her hourly rate on the said day.

For Nov. 27 and 28, and Nov. 30, 2009, the pay rules for regular holidays apply as follows:

If the holiday falls on an employee's regular workday:

If worked, [the employee] is entitled to 200 percent of his [or her] basic wage for the first eight hours and, for work in excess of the eight hours, to an additional 30 percent of his or her hourly rate on the said day;

If unworked, the employee is entitled to 100 percent of his or her regular daily rate, provided he or she was present or was on leave with pay on the workday immediately preceding the holiday.

If the day is the employee's rest day, if worked, the employee is entitled, for the first eight hours, to 200 percent of his or her daily rate plus 30 percent and, for work in excess of eight hours, plus 30 percent of his or her hourly rate on the said day;

If unworked, the employee is entitled to 100 percent of his or her regular daily rate, provided he or she was present or was on leave with pay on the workday immediately preceding the holiday.

Where the day immediately preceding the holiday is a non-work day in the establishment or the scheduled rest day of the employee, he or she shall not be deemed on leave of absence on that day, in which case he or she shall be entitled to the holiday pay.

In order to strengthen and foster closer ties among Filipino families during All Saints Day, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo issued Proclamation No. 1699 on Dec. 24, 2008, declaring Nov. 2, 2009 (Monday) as an additional special non-working day throughout the country, Roque said.

And pursuant to Proclamation No. 1808 issued on April 12, 2009, the President declared Nov. 27 and 28, 2009, as national holidays.

Proclamation No. 1699 also maintained the regular holiday in observance of Bonifacio Day on Nov. 30, 2009, which marks the 146th birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio, known as the “Great Plebeian”.

Roque said that any clarifications regarding the pay rules may be made with the DOLE's Bureau of Working Conditions at tel. no. 527-3000 local 301. (PNA)

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Comments

One Response to “DoLE issues pay guidelines for November holidays”

  1. Rod Catimbang on November 5th, 2009 1:43 pm

    Is there an impleneting guideline already for the December 24 special holiday? or is it a no work no pay that with rule again just like November 2?

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