DoLE sets pay rules for 2024 holidays

DoLE sets pay rules for 2024 holidays

THE DEPARTMENT of Labor and Employment (DoLE) released on Tuesday the rules for payment of wages for the holidays, confirming 12 regular holidays and eight special non-working days for the year.

In a two-page advisory dated Dec. 12, made public on Tuesday, the labor department clarified payment schemes for holidays declared by the Malacañang in October last year.

DoLE reiterated that employees are entitled to receive double pay for work done during regular holidays, while workers who did not report for work are entitled to full pay under certain conditions.

Included in the declared regular holidays were Jan. 1 (New Year’s Day), Mar. 28-29 (Holy Week), Apr. 9 (Day of Valor), May 1 (Labor Day), June 12 (Independence Day), Aug. 26 (National Heroes Day), Nov. 30 (Bonifacio Day), Dec. 25 (Christmas Day), and Dec. 30 (Rizal Day). Dates for Eidul Fitr and Eidul Adha are yet to be determined.

An additional 30% of the hourly rate on said days shall be granted for work done in excess of eight hours.

Special non-working days, on the other hand, include Feb. 10 (Chinese New Year), Mar. 30 (Black Saturday), Aug. 21 (Ninoy Aquino Day), Nov. 1-2 (All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day), Dec. 8 (Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary), Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve), and Dec. 31 (last day of the year).

The department said the “no work, no pay” principle shall apply on special non-working days unless a presence of a company policy or agreements. Work done for the said days is entitled to an additional 30% of the basic wage on the first eight hours of work. Overtime work shall be granted an additional 30% of the hourly rate. — Jomel R. Paguian