MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reminded employers that workers will only get holiday pay on Monday amid an existing government policy, which declared All’s Souls Day as a “working” holiday.
According to Labor Advisory No. 19, which was released last week by DOLE, the special pay rules will be implemented this week.
The advisory states that a “no work, no pay” policy will take effect on Nov. 1. 2021 after it was declared by President Duterte as a special non-working holiday.
Employees who report to work on the said day will get an additional 30 percent of their wage for the first eight hours of work.
Another additional 30 percent of their hourly rate will be added if they will work overtime during the special holiday and an additional 50 percent of their basic wage if the said event coincides with their day-off.
Since Nov. 2, 2021 is considered as a special working holiday under Presidential Proclamation No. 1107, Acting Labor Secretary Ana Dione said workers will not get any premium pay for that day.
Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III urged employers to comply with the pay rules during both holidays despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
“The government commiserates with various small and medium enterprises in the country who are struggling to survive due to the imposition of Covid-19 health protocols; however, the proper payment of wages for their workers, not only during the declared holidays, should not be compromised as stated under the law.”