Holy Week

Posted by watchmen
March 28, 2018

DOLE reminds employers of adjusted pay scale for regular holidays


As the country’s Roman Catholic faithful observe the ongoing Holy Week, with Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, March 29 and 30, considered regular holidays, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reminded employers of the adjusted pay scale for workers expected to be on the job for those two days.

A social media post by the Philippine Information Agency referenced Labor Advisory No. 10, s. 2017, which explains pay guidelines for regular and special (non-working) holidays.

According to the advisory, workers are entitled to 200 percent of their regular pay for the first eight hours. Any work that exceeds the ascribed eight hours is subject to a 30 percent bump to the employee’s regular rate.

Meanwhile, special (non-working) holidays, which includes Black Saturday, March 31, also comes with an adjusted pay schedule.

For employees working this Saturday, they are entitled to 30 percent of their regular pay for the first eight hours.

The worker is also subject to an additional 30 percent for work in excess of the ascribed time period./WDJ

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