Double pay for June holidays -- DoLE

THE Department of Labor and Employment yesterday reminded employers that workers in the private sector who will report for duty on regular holidays this month should get paid twice their regular daily wages.

Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III issued a labor advisory prescribing the proper payment of wages for the regular holidays on June 5 and 12, observance of Eid’l Fitr and Philippine Independence Day, respectively.

“Employees who did not work on said holidays shall be paid 100 percent of their salary ([Basic wage + COLA] x 100 percent)], while those who worked shall be paid 200 percent of their regular salary for the first eight hours ([Basic wage + COLA] x 200 percent),” he said.

Bello said that if the employees worked overtime (work done in excess of eight hours), they shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate (hourly rate of the basic wage x 200 percent x 130 percent x number of hours worked). Moreover, those who worked on a regular holiday that also fell on their rest day shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their basic wage of 200 percent [(Basic wage + COLA) x 200 percent] + [30 percent (Basic wage x 200 percent)].