DEPARTMENT of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III issued guidelines on the proper payment of wages for May 3, which was declared by Malacañang as a regular holiday in observance of Eid’l Fitr.
“We remind our employers to comply with applicable pay rules for the May 3 regular holiday, which marks Eid’l-Fitr or the end of the month of Ramadan. As we join our Muslim brothers and sisters in observing this important Islamic celebration, let us also take this opportunity to be one with their celebration by adhering to the general labor standards, particularly with the proper payment of wages,” Bello said.
Secretary Bello issued Labor Advisory No. 12, Series of 2022 prescribing the pay rules for the Eid’l Fitr holiday after President Rodrigo Duterte issued Proclamation No. 1356.
Workers reporting to duty during the 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 COLA) x 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 + COLA) x 100 percent].
For work done in excess of eight hours (overtime work) the workers shall be paid an additional 30 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 the employees worked on a regular holiday that also falls on a 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)].
For work done in excess of eight hours (overtime work) during 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.