THE Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) issued the pay rules for employers’ guidelines in observance of the National Heroes Day on Monday, August 30.

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said based on based on Memorandum Circular No. 01 of the agency, and pursuant to the provisions of Labor Code, private sector employers must comply to appropriate core labor standards protecting workers during the observance of the regular holiday on August 30 as follows:

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a) 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 on 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.

But 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.

b) If the day is the employee’s rest day:

If worked, the employee is entitled, on 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 said day.

But 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.

On Monday, the country will celebrate the National Heroes Day, which is a nationwide regular holiday as was affirmed by President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.

For inquiries and feedback on core labor standards, the public is advised to call the Dole Call Center at Hotline 2917 from your Globe or TM mobile phones, 908-2917 from your fixed-line phones for free, or text (SMS) us at 2910.

They can also visit the appropriate DOLE Regional Office (RO), whose addresses or telephone numbers may be so