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    Workers get double pay on April 2022 holidays – DOLE

    MANILA, Philippines – Workers who will render services on the declared regular holidays this April 2022 are entitled to receive twice their daily wages, the Department of Labor and Employment said.

    In Labor Advisory No. 8, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said employers are mandated to provide double pay to employees who will report to work on April 9, 14 and 15 – all regular holidays.

    SEE ALSO: LIST: Philippine Holidays, Long Weekends in 2022

    The advisory prescribes the proper payment of wages for workers in the private sector in line with Proclamation No. 1236 signed by President Rodrigo Duterte, declaring April 9, 2022, the commemoration of Araw ng Kagitingan; April 14 (Maundy Thursday); and April 15 (Good Friday) as regular holidays, and April 16, Black Saturday, as special non-working holiday.
    Workers get double pay on April 2022 holidays

    Pursuant to the advisory, the following pay rules for the regular holidays on April 9, 14, and 15 apply:

    If the employee did not work, he/she shall be paid 100% of his/her salary for days indicated [(basic wage + cost of living allowance) x 100%], while for work done during the regular holiday, the employee shall be paid 200% of his/her regular salary for the first eight hours [(basic wage + COLA) x 200%].

    For working overtime (work done in excess of eight hours), he/she shall be paid an additional 30% of his/her hourly rate [Hourly rate of the basic wage x 200% x 130% x number of hours worked].

    If an employee works on a regular holiday that also falls on his/her rest day, he/she shall be paid an additional 30% of his/her basic wage of 200% [(basic wage + COLA) x 200%] + [30% (basic wage x 200%)].

    For overtime work on a regular holiday that also falls on his/her rest day, he/she shall be paid an additional 30% of his/her hourly rate on said day [Hourly rate of the basic wage x 200% x 130% x 130% x number of hours worked].

    While on April 16, a special non-working day, the following pay rules shall apply:

    If the employee did not work, the “no work, no pay” principle shall apply, unless there is a company policy, practice, or collective bargaining agreement (CBA) granting payment on a special day.

    For work done during the special day, he/she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his/her basic wage on the first eight hours of work [(basic wage x 130%) + COLA].

    For work done in excess of eight hours (overtime work), he/she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his/her hourly rate on the said day [hourly rate of the basic wage x 130% x 130% x number of hours worked].

    If an employee works on a special day that also falls on his/her rest day, he/she shall be paid an additional 50 percent of his/her basic wage on the first eight hours of work [(basic wage x 150%) + COLA].

    Moreover, for overtime work on 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 the said day [Hourly rate of the basic wage x 150% x 130% x number of hours worked].

    — The Summit Express

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