Workers to get double pay on May 25

THE Department of Labor and Employment announced that employees in the private sector who will work on May 25, a regular holiday, will get 200 percent of their basic salary.

“Those who worked shall be paid 200 percent of their regular salary for the first eight hours, and if they worked overtime, they shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate,” Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III said in an advisory.

Moreover, employees who did not work on the holiday shall be paid 100 percent of their salary ([Basic wage + COLA] x 100 percent)].

Those who worked shall be paid 200 percent of their regular salary for the first eight hours ([Basic wage + COLA] x 200 percent).

For work done in excess of eight hours, workers 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)].

In addition, workers who rendered overtime work on a regular holiday that also fell on their rest day shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their 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).

Some companies may, however, defer the payment of the holiday pay until such time that the national health emergency has abated and normal business operations are resumed, the same advisory said.

Establishments that have totally closed or ceased operations during the community quarantine period are exempted from the payment of the holiday pay under the Labor Advisory No. 20, series of 2020

May 25, which is the Feast of Ramadhan or Eid’lFitr, is declared a regular holiday throughout the country pursuant to Proclamation No. 944, issued by President Rodrigo Duterte on May 19, 2020.