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    November 1, 2, 30, 2019 holidays: DOLE pay rules out

    MANILA, Philippines – There are three holidays in the month of November, the subject of the latest advisory of the labor department prescribing proper payment of wages for private sector workers nationwide.
    November 1, 2, 30, 2019 holidays: DOLE pay rules out

    In Labor Advisory No. 11 issued by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, employers are reminded to observe and implement the proper payment of wages to their workers during the observance of All Saints Day and All Souls Day on November 1 and 2, respectively, and Bonifacio Day on November 30.

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    The advisory is pursuant to presidential Proclamation No. 555 declaring November 1 and 2 as special non-working holiday, and November 30 as regular holiday in commemoration of the birthday of revolutionary hero Andres Bonifacio.

    To guide employers and workers in the computation of proper wages during the holidays, the following rules were prescribed:

    For November 1, and 2 special non-working holidays, the following payment of wages should be observed:

    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.

    While, for work done during the special day, the workers shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their daily rate on the first eight hours of work. [(Basic wage x 130%) + COLA)];

    For work done in excess of eight hours (overtime work), the workers will be paid an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate on said day. (Hourly rate of the basic wage x 130% x 130% x number of hours worked).

    For work done during a special day that also falls on the workers’ rest day, they shall be paid an additional 50 percent of their daily rate on the first eight hours of work, [(Basic wage x 150%) + COLA)]; and

    For work done in excess of eight hours (overtime work) during a special day that also falls on the workers’ rest day, they shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate on said day, (Hourly rate of the basic wage x 150% x 130% x number of hours worked).

    While for November 30, a regular holiday, employers should implement the following pay rules:

    If the employee did not work, he or she shall be paid 100 percent of his or her salary for that day [(Basic wage + COLA) x 100 percent]; however, if the employee worked on the said holiday, he or she shall be paid 200 percent of his or her regular salary for that day for the first eight hours [(Basic wage + COLA) x 200 percent].

    In addition, if the employee worked in excess of 8 hours (overtime work), he or she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his or her hourly rate on said day (hourly rate of the basic wage x 200 percent x 130 percent x number of hours worked).

    If the employee worked during a regular holiday that also falls on his or her rest day, he or she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his or her daily rate of 200 percent [(Basic wage + COLA) x 200 percent] + [30 percent (Basic wage x 200 percent)].

    Furthermore, if the employee worked in excess of 8 hours (overtime work) during a regular holiday that also falls on his or her rest day, he or she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his or her hourly rate on said day (hourly rate of the basic wage x 200 percent x 130 percent x 130 percent x number of hours worked).

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