THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced that private-sector employees who will be working on May 1, Labor Day, will be paid 200 percent of their wage since it is already announced as a regular holiday.
In Labor Advisory No. 11 series of 2022, DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III said May 1 has been proclaimed by President Rodrigo Duterte as a regular holiday per Presidential Proclamation No. 1236.
“We enjoin our employers to observe the pay rules for this regular holiday, much as we also advise our workers to know their rights, especially this Labor Day,” Bello said.
Being a regular holiday, it mandates that workers working on a declared regular holiday shall be paid a total of 200 percent of their wages for that day for the first eight hours — Basic wage plus Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) multiplied by 200 percent.
Moreover, if the employees did not work, they shall be paid 100 percent of their wage for that day, subject to certain requirements under the implementing rules and regulations of the Labor Code, as amended — Basic wage plus Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) multiplied by 100 percent.
For work done more than eight hours (overtime work), the workers shall be paid an additional 306 percent of their hourly rate on the said day — hourly rate of the basic wage x 200 percent x 130 percent x number of hours worked,” it further said.
If employees work on a regular holiday that also falls on their rest day, they 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)].
Lastly, for overtime work on a regular holiday that also falls on the workers’ rest day, they shall be paid an additional 30 percent of the hourly rate on the said day [hourly rate of the basic wage x 200 percent x 130 percent x 130 percent x number of hours worked], the advisory said.