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May 13 is a special non-working holiday

Cebu City, Philippines. May 13, election day, is a special non-working holiday.

According to DOLE-7 Regional Director Salome O. Siaton, workers who might be reporting to work after casting their votes on Monday, should be paid the correct rate on that day.

Labor Advisory No. 07, Series of 2019 indicates the rules to pay on May 13:

  • 1.    If the employee did not work, the “no work, no pay” principle shall apply unless there is favorable company policy, practice or collective bargaining agreement (CBA) granting payment on a special day;
  • 2.    For work done during a special day, the worker shall be paid an additional 30% of his or her basic wage on the first eight (8) hours of work;
  • 3.    For work done in excess of eight hours or overtime work, worker shall be paid an additional 30% of his or her hourly rate on said day;
  • 4.    For work done during a special day that also falls on the worker’s rest day, he or she shall be paid an additional 50% of his or her basic wage on the first eight hours of work; and
  • 5.    For work done in excess of eight hours or overtime work during a special day that also falls on the worker’s rest day, he or she shall be paid an additional 30% of his or her hourly rate on said day.

The DOLE reminds employers to take note of the computation of wages on May 13. The issuance of Labor Advisory No. 07, Series of 2019 is pursuant to Proclamation No. 719 issued and signed by the President on 9 May 2019.

 

End//LSenarlo-Taniza

 

For more information on this report, you may contact Luchel Senarlo-Taniza, Regional Labor Communication Officer at telefax number (032) 266-2792 or you may send an email at dole_centralvisayas@yahoo.com.

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2019-05-11
SALOME O. SIATON
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