Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Extra pay for working on Christmas holidays

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http://globalnation.inquirer.net/news/breakingnews/view/20091221-243249/Extra-pay-for-working-on-Christmas-holidays

MANILA, Philippines—Extra pay await workers who will work during the holidays: regular holidays on December 25 (Christmas Day) and December 30 (Rizal Day), and January 1 (New Year’s Day), as well as the special non-working days on December 24, and December 31, the Department of Labor and Employment said in an advisory.

Siting Proclamation 1699 which declares December 24 as an additional special non-working day throughout the country and the Labor Code, Labor Secretary Marianito Roque said the following pay rules shall apply:

* For the regular holidays of December 25, December 30, and January 1:

1. If the holiday falls on an employee’s regular workday:
- If worked, employee is entitled to 200 percent of his/her basic wage for the first eight hours and, for work in excess of the eight hours, to an additional 30 percent of his or her hourly rate on the said day.

- If un-worked, the employee is entitled to 100 percent of his or her regular daily rate, provided he or she was present or was on leave with pay on the workday immediately preceding the holiday.

2. If the day is the employee’s rest day:
- If worked, the employee is entitled, for the first eight hours, to 200 percent of his or her daily rate plus 30 percent and, for work in excess of eight hours, plus 30 percent of his or her hourly rate on the said day.

- If un-worked, the employee is entitled to 100 percent of his or her regular daily rate, provided he or she was present or was on leave with pay on the workday immediately preceding the holiday.

3. Where the day immediately preceding the holiday is a non-work day in the establishment or the scheduled rest day of the employee, he or she shall not be deemed on leave of absence on that day, in which case he or she shall be entitled to the holiday pay.

* For the special non-working days on December 24 and December 31:

1. If worked, an employee is entitled to 130 percent of his/her daily rate for the first eight hours, and to an additional 30 percent of his or her hourly rate on the said day for work performed in excess of eight hours.

2. If un-worked, he or she is not entitled to any payment, unless there is a favorable company policy, practice, or collective bargaining agreement (CBA) granting payment for special days even if not worked;

3. If worked and falling on the employee’s rest day, the employee is entitled for the first eight hours to 150 percent of his or her regular daily rate, and for work performed in excess of eight hours, plus 30 percent of his or her hourly rate on the said day.

For clarifications regarding the holiday pay rules, call the department’s Bureau of Working Conditions at tel. no. 527-3000 local 301.

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