DOLE Reminds Employers to Observe Proper Pay Rules for Bonifacio Day
In a recent Labor Advisory released by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) had once again reminded the employers regarding the proper payment of wages for the upcoming regular holiday, the Bonifacio Day, which will be held on November 30, 2016.
This upcoming nationwide holiday marks the 153rd birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio. Every year, this is being observed in honor of the Philippines’ great plebeian, the great Andres Bonifacio, who date of birth is November 30, 1863. Thus, every year, DOLE is urging private sector employers to observe the proper pay rules and basic labor standards applicable on that day for the workers’ welfare and protection.
Basically, under the labor law, during regular holidays, if an employee worked, he or she is entitled to a double pay or 200 percent of his or her basic salary on the first eight hours and additional 30 percent of his or her rate per hour for work in excess of eight hours on the same day. Meanwhile, if an employee did not work, he or she is entitled to one day of his or her salary or 100 percent of his or her regular daily wage.
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