DOLE reminds employers on Chinese New Year holiday pay

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The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Thursday reminded employers about the holiday pay their staff should receive on Saturday, Chinese New Year.

DOLE reminds employers on Chinese New Year holiday pay
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January 25, under Proclamation No. 855, is declared a special non-working day.

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All employees who would work during the Chinese New Year must receive an additional 30 percent of their basic wage in the first 8 hours of employment, according to Labor Advisory No. 2, released by DOLE on January 20.

If you exceed 8 hours or overtime, the employee must be paid 30 percent of their hourly rate.

Employees who will work on the Chinese New Year Holiday, which also falls on their rest day, must receive an additional 50 percent of their basic wage for the first 8 hours of work.

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For overtime work on the holiday in conjunction with the rest day, the employee must be paid an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate.

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Employees working on April 9 holiday to receive triple pay

The National Wages Productivity Board of the Department of Labor and Employment said employees who will go to work on April 9, 2020, holiday would receive triple compensation as per its holiday pay rules.

Two holidays namely “Araw ng Kagitingan” (Day of Valor) and “Hwebes Santo” (Maundy Thursday), falls on April 9.

This means there are two regular holidays on the same date.

According to the NWPB, if an employee goes to work on such a date, he or she must pay 300 percent of his daily wage rate.

Triple pay will be in effect for the employee working on April 9 holiday.

If you do not go to work, an employee is still paid 200 percent or double pay.

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