Double pay for workers on New Year’s Day

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Private sector workers who reported for work on January 1 (New Year’s Day), which is a regular holiday, should get paid twice their regular daily wages, the labor department is reminding employers.

This is contained in Labor Advisory No. 13, series of 2019, issued by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III to guide employers on the proper payment of wages for the regular and special (non-working) days for the year 2020.

The advisory is pursuant to Proclamation No. 845 signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on November 15, 2019.



Employees who reported for work on January 1 shall be paid 200 percent of their wage for the first eight hours (basic wage + COLA) x 200 percent; while employees who will not work shall be paid 100 percent of their wage for that day [(Basic wage + COLA) x 100 percent.

As to employees who rendered overtime work shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate on said day Hourly rate of the basic wage x 200 percent x 130 percent x number of hours worked.

Meanwhile, employees who worked on a new years day holiday that also falls on their rest day shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their basic wage of 200 percent, (basic wage + COLA) x 200 percent + 3 percent basic wage x 200 percent.

Lastly, employees who rendered overtime work on new years day that also falls on their rest day shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate on the said day Hourly rate of the basic wage x 200 percent x 130 percent x 130 percent x number of hours worked.

By DOLE release


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