December 26, January 2: Special Nonworking Days; Pay Rules Apply

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) issued pay rules effective in 2017 for regular and special nonworking holidays.

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) issued pay rules effective in 2017 for regular and special nonworking holidays.

On December 13, 2016, Malacañan Palace issued Proclamation No. 117 declaring December 26, 2016 and January 2, 2017 as special nonworking days (holiday) nationwide.

The Proclamation gives the country “full opportunity to celebrate the holidays with their families and loved ones.” It also gives a “longer weekend to promote domestic tourism and enables employers to plan their work schedules effectively and efficiently.”

Meanwhile, the Department of Labor and Employment or DOLE (posted September 7, 2016) issues pay rules for regular and special holidays in 2017 through its issued Labor Advisory No. 13, the Payment of Wages for Regular Holidays and Special Nonworking Days. According to DOLE this Advisory No. 13 is issued pursuant to Proclamation No. 50 issued by President Rodrigo R. Duterte on August 16, 2016

Through this Advisory, DOLE mandates pay rules to be implemented in 2017 for the following regular holidays:

  • January 1;
  • April 9, 13, and 14;
  • May 1;
  • June 12;
  • August 28;
  • November 30;
  • December 25, 30; and
  • for the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eid’l Adha.

The rules on payment of wages for regular holidays are the following as mandated by DOLE:

  • If an employee did not work, a 100% of the employee’s salary for that day. The COLA is included in the computation of holiday pay. That is, [(Daily Rate + COLA) x 100%];
  • If an employee worked that day, a 200% of the employee’s regular salary for that day for the first eight (8) hours. The COLA is also included in the computation of holiday pay. That is, [(Daily Rate + COLA) x 200%];
  • If an employee worked in excess of eight (8) hours (overtime work), the employee shall be paid an additional 30% of his/her hourly rate on said day. That is, [Hourly Rate of the Basic Daily Wage x 200% x 130% x Number of Hours Worked];
  • If an employee worked during a regular holiday that also falls on the employee’s rest day, he/she shall be paid an additional 30% of his/her daily rate of 200%. That is, [(Daily Rate + COLA) x 200%] + (30% [Daily Rate x 200%)]; and
  • If an employee worked in excess of eight (8) hours (overtime work) during a regular holiday that also falls on his/her rest day, the employee shall be paid an additional 30% of his/her hourly rate on said day. That is, (Hourly Rate of the Basic Daily Wage x 200% x 130% x 130% x Number of Hours Worked).

Furthermore, the rules on payment of wages for special nonworking holidays effective in 2017 for the following holidays:

  • January 28;
  • February 25;
  • April 15;
  • August 21;
  • October 31;
  • November 1; and
  • December 31

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About REGEL JAVINES

Former stringer for Allvoices and contributor for Yahoo. Had worked as an editor in publishing companies for years and so far has earned some units in MBA.
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