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DOLE issues pay rules for 2013 holidays

January 26, 2013 10:00am
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has issued the pay rules for the holidays and non-working days scheduled in 2013.

In a news release, the DOLE said pay rules cover 10 regular holidays, seven special nonworking days and one special holiday for all schools for this year.

Citing Proclamation No. 459 signed by President Benigno Aquino III last Aug. 16, the DOLE said the holidays and nonworking days for the year include:

Regular holidays
  • New Year’s Day, January 1 (Tuesday)
  • Maundy Thursday, March 28
  • Good Friday, March 29
  • Araw ng Kagitingan, April 9 (Tuesday)
  • Labor Day, May 1 (Wednesday)
  • Independence Day, June 12 (Wednesday)
  • National Heroes Day, August 26 (Last Monday of August)
  • Bonifacio Day, November 30 (Saturday)
  • Christmas Day, December 25 (Wednesday)
  • Rizal Day, December 30 (Monday)

Special non-working days
  • Black Saturday, March 30
  • Ninoy Aquino Day, August 21 (Wednesday)
  • All Saints Day, November 1 (Friday)
  • November 2 (Saturday)
  • December 24 (Tuesday)
  • Last Day of the Year, December 31 (Tuesday).

Special holiday for all schools
  • EDSA Revolution Anniversary, February 25 (Monday).

On the other hand, the DOLE said it will await Palace proclamations on the date of observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha.

It said the approximate dates of these Islamic Holidays will be determined "in accordance with the Islamic calendar (Hijra) or the lunar calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations, whichever is possible or convenient.”

Pay rules

DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz issued Labor Advisory No. 06 in 2012, on the payment of wages for holidays and nonworking days.

The pay rules are as follows:

Regular Holidays
- If the employee did not work, he/she shall be paid 100 percent of his/her salary for that day. Computation: (Daily rate + Cost of Living Allowance) x 100%. The COLA is included in the computation of holiday pay.
- If the employee worked, he/she shall be paid 200 percent of his/her regular salary for that day for the first eight hours. Computation: (Daily rate + COLA) x 200%. The COLA is also included in computation of holiday pay.
- If the employee worked in excess of eight hours (overtime work), he/she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his/her hourly rate on said day. Computation: Hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 200% x 130% x number of excess hours worked.
- If the employee worked during a regular holiday that also falls on his/her rest day, he/she shall be paid an additional 30% of his/her daily rate of 200 percent. Computation: (Daily rate + COLA) x 200%] + (30% [Daily rate x 200%)].
- If the employee worked in excess of eight hours (overtime work) during a regular holiday that also falls on his/her rest day, he/she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his/her hourly rate on said day. Computation: (Hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 200% x 130% x 130% x number of hours worked);

Special non-working days
- If the employee did not work, the “no work, no pay” principle shall apply, unless there is a favorable company policy, practice, or collective bargaining agreement (CBA) granting payment on a special day.
- If the employee worked, he/she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his/her daily rate on the first eight hours of work. Computation: [(Daily rate x 130%) + COLA).
- If the employee worked in excess of eight hours (overtime work), he/she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his/her hourly rate on said day. Computation: (Hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 130% x 130% x number of hours worked).
- If the employee worked during a special day that also falls on his/her rest day, he/she shall be paid an additional fifty percent of his/her daily rate on the first eight hours of work. Computation: [(Daily rate x 150%) + COLA].
- If the employee worked in excess of eight hours (overtime work) during a special day that also falls on his/her rest day, he/she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his/her hourly rate on said day. Computation: (Hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 150% x 130% x number of hours worked).

Special holiday for all schools
- For private establishments, February 25, 2013 is an ordinary workday and no premium is required to be paid for work on said day.
- On the other hand, employees in private schools, whether academic or administrative personnel, shall be paid in accordance with the rules for pay on special (non-working) days as stated in Labor Advisory No. 06, series of 2012. - VVP, GMA News



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