MANILA – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Thursday reminded employers in the private sector to pay their employees double should they render work on Friday as the country joins the Muslim community around the world to celebrate the Eid'l Fitr (Feast of Ramadan).
In an advisory, Labor Secretary Bienvenido Laguesma reminded employers to be guided on how to compensate their workers on Friday, declared by Malacanang as a regular holiday, and employees are entitled to 200 percent pay if they report for work.
Those who will render work during a regular holiday will be paid a total of 200 percent of the employee's wage for that day for the first eight hours (Basic wage × 200 percent).
For work done over eight hours, the worker will receive an additional 30 percent of the hourly rate on that day (Hourly rate of the basic wage x 200 percent × 130 percent x number of hours worked).
Should the worker report for work on his rest day, the employer shall pay the worker an additional 30 percent of the basic wage of 200 percent (Basic wage x 200 percent x 130 percent).
For work done more than eight hours during a regular holiday that also falls on the worker’s rest day, the employer shall pay the employee an additional 30 percent of the hourly rate on such day (Hourly rate of the basic wage x 200 percent x 130 percent x number of hours worked).
President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. issued Proclamation No. 201 declaring April 21 as a regular holiday in the entire country in observance of Eid'l Fitr. (PNA)