Workers to get double pay on Eid’l Adha

With the declaration of July 31 as a regular holiday in commemoration of Eid’l Adha or Feast of Sacrifice, private sector employees who will work this Friday will get 200 percent of their basic salary, the labor department said in an advisory released yesterday.

As provided for in Labor Advisory No. 25, Series of 2020 issued by DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III, employees who worked during the declared regular holiday shall be paid 200 percent of their regular salary for the first eight hours, and if they worked overtime, they shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate.

Moreover, employees who did not work on the said holiday shall be paid 100 percent of their salary ([Basic wage + COLA] x 100 percent)].

Those who worked shall be paid 200 percent of their regular salary for the first eight hours ([Basic wage + COLA] x 200 percent).

For work done in excess of eight hours, workers shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate (hourly rate of the basic wage x 200 percent x 130 percent x number of hours worked).

Moreover, those who worked on a regular holiday that also fell on their rest day shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their basic wage of 200 percent [(Basic wage + COLA) x 200 percent] + [30 percent (Basic wage x 200 percent)].

In addition, workers who rendered overtime work on a regular holiday that also fell on their rest day shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their 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).

The Labor Advisory, however, stipulates that some companies may defer the payment of the holiday pay until such time that the national health emergency arising from COVID-19 is abated and normal business operations are resumed.

Further, establishments that have totally closed or ceased operations during the community quarantine period are exempted from the payment of the holiday pay under the Labor Advisory No. 20, series of 2020.

Malacanang issued yesterday Proclamation No. 985 signed by President Rodrigo Duterte which declares Friday, July 31, a regular holiday in observance of Eid al-Adha or the Muslim Feast of Sacrifice.