April 21, 2024

There are three holidays in November and the Department of Labor and Employment is reminding employers to implement the proper payment of wages to workers during the observance of these holidays.
The no work, no pay policy shall be in effect during All Saints’ Day on Nov. 1 and All Souls’ Day on Nov. 2, which are special non-working days.
Labor Advisory 11 issued by Labor Sec. Silvestre H. Bello III provides guidelines for the payment of wages to workers on the special non-working holidays of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day on Nov. 1 and 2 and the regular holiday of Bonifacio Day on Nov. 30.
With a lot of inquiries from both employers and employees, the advisory provides for the computation of proper wages during the holidays, the following rules were prescribed. For Nov. 1 and 2, which are special non-working holidays, the following payment of wages should be observed:
If the employee did not work, the no work, no pay principle shall apply, unless there is a favorable company policy, practice, or collective bargaining agreement granting payment on a special day.
For work done during the special day, the workers shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their daily rate on the first eight hours of work. [(basic wage x 130percent) + COLA)];
For work done in excess of eight hours (overtime work), the workers will be paid an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate on said day. (Hourly rate of the basic wage x 130 percent x 130 percent x number of hours worked).
For work done during a special day that also falls on the workers’ rest day, they shall be paid an additional 50 percent of their daily rate on the first eight hours of work, [(Basic wage x 150 percent) + COLA)]; and
For work done in excess of eight hours (overtime work) during a special day that also falls on the workers’ rest day, they shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate on said day, (Hourly rate of the basic wage x 150 percent x 130 percentx number of hours worked).
While for Nov. 30, a regular holiday, employers should implement the following pay rules:
If the employee did not work, he or she shall be paid 100 percent of his or her salary for that day [(basic wage + COLA) x 100 percent]; however, if the employee worked on the said holiday, he or she shall be paid 200 percent of his or her regular salary for that day for the first eight hours [(basic wage + COLA) x 200 percent].
In addition, if the employee worked in excess of eight hours (overtime work), he or she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his or her hourly rate on said day (hourly rate of the basic wage x 200 percent x 130 percent x number of hours worked).
If the employee worked during a regular holiday that also falls on his or her rest day, he or she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his or her daily rate of 200 percent [(basic wage + COLA) x 200 percent] + [30 percent (basic wage x 200 percent)].
Furthermore, if the employee worked in excess of 8 hours (overtime work) during a regular holiday that also falls on his or her rest day, he or she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his or her hourly rate on said day (hourly rate of the basic wage x 200 percent x 130 percent x 130 percent x number of hours worked).
If planning on going on a long and well-deserved vacation in 2020, here is the list of the 2020 Philippine holidays. The regular holidays are Jan. 1 (Wednesday): New Year’s Day; ArawngKagitingan and Maundy Thursday, April 9 (Thursday); Good Friday, April 10; May 1, Labor Day; Independence Day, June 12 (Friday); National Heroes Day, Aug. 31 (Monday); Bonifacio Day, Nov. 30 (Monday); Christmas Day, Dec. 25 (Friday); and Rizal Day, Dec. 30 (Wednesday).
The special non-working days are Chinese New Year, Jan. 25 (Saturday); Edsa Revolution anniversary, Feb. 25 (Tuesday); Black Saturday, April 11 (Saturday); Ninoy Aquino Day, Aug. 21 (Friday); All Saints’ Day, Nov. 1 (Sunday); All Souls’ Day, Nov. 2 (Monday); Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, Dec. 8 (Tuesday); and Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 (Thursday).
In addition to the official 2020 Philippine holiday list, Malacañang Palace will release a statement to declare national holidays for Eid’lAdha and Eid’lFitr, once the approximate Islamic holiday dates are determined. But it is likely that the Eid’lFitr will fall on May 24, 2020 (Sunday) and July 31, 2020 (Friday) for the Eid’lAdha.