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Employers reminded: 8 December holiday entails addt’l pay

Private sector employees working on Tuesday, 8 December, must be paid an added 30 percent of their regular daily wage, the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) reminded.

Labor Advisory 32 signed by DoLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III stated employees who will report for work on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a special non-working holiday since 2018, will receive 130 percent of their daily wages.

The same advisory stated that if the employee did not go to work, the “no work, no pay” policy shall apply unless there is another company policy, practice or collective bargaining agreement granting payment on special days.

For work done during a special non-working holiday, the employee shall be paid an additional 30 percent of the daily rate on the first eight hours of work. In excess of eight hours, the employee shall be paid an additional 30 percent of the hourly rate.

If an employee works on a special holiday that also falls on a rest day, there must be an additional 50 percent payment on top of the daily rate for the first eight hours.

For overtime work on a special holiday that also falls on a rest day, there must be an additional 30 percent on the hourly rate.

Meanwhile, at least 30,000 job vacancies will be posted by DoLE during its online job fair on Tuesday.

Undersecretary Renato Ebarle also announced that the Abot Kamay ang Pagtulong (AKAP) program for displaced overseas workers continues.

A one-time cash grant of $200 or P10,000 will be given to OFW in host countries affected by lockdowns and those already home and unable to return to their employers abroad.

President Rodrigo Duterte ordered DoLE to complete the AKAP distribution before 18 December, Ebarle said.

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