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WORKERS LABORING ON MAY 1 TO GET DOUBLE PAY – DOLE

Employees in the private sector who will be working this May 1, Labor Day, will be paid 200 percent of their wage, the labor department announced yesterday.

In Labor Advisory No. 11 series of 2022, Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III said May 1, which is observed as Labor Day, has been proclaimed by President Rodrigo Duterte as a regular holiday per Presidential Proclamation No. 1236.

“We enjoin our employers to observe the pay rules for this regular holiday, much as we also advise our workers to know their rights, especially this Labor Day,” Bello said.

The Labor Advisory mandates that workers reporting to duty during the declared regular holiday shall be paid a total of 200 percent of their wages for that day for the first eight hours [(Basic wage plus COLA) x 200 percent].

Moreover, if the employees did not work, they shall be paid 100 percent of their wage for that day, subject to certain requirements under the implementing rules and regulations of the Labor Code, as amended. [(Basic wage + COLA) x 100%].

For work done more than eight hours (overtime work), the workers shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate on the said day [hourly rate of the basic wage x 200% x 130% x number of hours worked],” it further said.

If employees work on a regular holiday that also falls on their rest day, they shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their basic wage of 200 percent [(basic wage + COLA) x 200%] + [30% (basic wage x 200%)].

Lastly, for overtime work on a regular holiday that also falls on the workers’ rest day, they shall be paid an additional 30 percent of the hourly rate on the said day [hourly rate of the basic wage x 200% x 130% x 130% x number of hours worked], the advisory said. ### GSR

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2022-04-30
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