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DoLE reminds employers to pay workers overtime pay during holidays

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The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) advised employers to pay their employees accordingly this Independence Day and Eid’l Fitr through Labor Advisory No.9.

“For work done during the regular holiday, the employee shall be paid 200% of his/her regular salary for that day for the first eight hours,” the labor advisory said.

Those who render work on a regular holiday that also falls on their rest day will receive 200% of their regular salary for the first eight hours of that day plus 30% of that equivalent amount.

For workers who won’t be working on Independence Day, Eid’l Fitr or any other regular holiday, the labor advisory also orders employers of these workers to still pay “100% of his/her salary for that day” but the employee is still “subject under certain conditions under implementing rules and regulations.”

Those working overtime on Independence Day, Eid’l Fitr or any other regular holiday should also receive overtime pay equivalent to 30% of their hourly rate of their regular wages, besides receiving 200% of their regular wages.

Labor Advisory No.09 is in accordance to Proclamation Nos. 514 and 269 that was issued on Independence Day and Eid’l Fitr last year by President Rodrigo R. Duterte. — Gillian M. Cortez