July 21, 2024

Private sector workers who reported for work on Jan. 1, New Year’s Day, which is a regular holiday, should get paid twice their regular daily wages, the labor department reminded employers.
The advisory is contained in Labor Advisory 13, s. 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 2020, pursuant to Proclamation 845 signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on Nov. 15, 2019.
Employees who reported for work on Jan. 1 shall be paid 200 percent of their wage for the first eight hours [(basic wage + COLA) x 200%]; while employees who will not work shall be paid 100 percent of their wage for that day [(basic wage + COLA) x 100%].
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% x 130% x number of hours worked).
Meanwhile, employees who worked Jan. 1 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%] + [30% (basic wage x 200%)].
Employees who rendered overtime work on New Year’s 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% x 130% x 130% x number of hours worked). – DOLE release