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Dole reminds employers of holiday wages

EMPLOYEES who will be spending their holidays at work can expect more than their regular daily wages as the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) reminded employers to strictly observe “double pay” rules.

Employers are reminded to pay an additional 30 percent of the worker’s daily rate on the first eight hours of work, while an additional 30 percent of his or her hourly rate on the said day shall also be paid for overtime for employees who will be rendering work on December 31, which is a special non-working holiday.

The “no-work, no-pay” principle, however, shall apply “unless there is a favorable company policy, practice, or collective bargaining agreement (CBA) granting payment on a special day.”

Meanwhile, employees who will report for work on January 1 (New Year’s Day), which is a regular holiday, should get paid twice their regular daily wages.

In particular, employees shall be paid 200 percent of their wage for the first eight hours, while employees who will not work shall be paid 100 percent of their wage for that day.

As to employees who will render overtime work, they shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate on said day.

Employees who will work on a regular holiday that also falls on their rest day shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their basic wage of 200 percent.

Those who will render overtime work on a regular holiday that also falls on their rest day shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate on the said day.


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