The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reminded employers to observe pay rules for their workers reporting for duty on Election Day, May 9.
On its website, the DOLE said President Benigno Aquino III has declared May 9 a special non-working holiday.
Under DOLE pay rules, the following will apply for May 9:
– 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 such a day.
– if the employees worked on this day, they will be paid an additional 30 percent of their daily rate on the first eight hours of work.
– Employees who work more than eight hours (overtime) will be paid an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate.
– If Monday is the workers’ rest day, the workers shall be paid an additional 50 percent of their daily rate on the first eight hours of work.
– If the employees render more than eight hours during the special day that also falls on their rest day, they shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate.