In an advisory, DOLE reminded employers to observe proper payment of wages to their employees who will report to work on election day.
Workers entitled to holiday pay today
Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star) - May 13, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Workers who will opt to work today are entitled to holiday pay, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said.

In an advisory, DOLE reminded employers to observe proper payment of wages to their employees who will report to work on election day. 

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said employees working today are entitled to additional 30 percent in their daily pay.

Malacañang declared May 13 a special non-working holiday to enable the public to exercise their right to vote in the local and national elections.

Bello said those who work more than eight hours shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate.

Employees who work on a special holiday that also falls on their rest day shall be paid an additional 50 percent of their daily rate for the first eight hours of work.

For overtime work on a special holiday that also falls on their day off, workers shall be paid an additional 30 percent hourly rate.

However, DOLE said the “no work, no pay” policy will apply unless there is another company policy, practice, or collective bargaining agreement granting payment on special days. 

2019 MIDTERM ELECTIONS SPECIAL NON-WORKING HOLIDAY
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