Labor Day 2013 Pay Rules | DOLE

DOLE has bared the 2013 Labor Day pay rules. Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz reminded employers to pay workers correct wages and provide them benefits.

Labor Day 2013
Labor Day 2013
In a statement released earlier, Baldoz said pay rules and other general labor standards must be observed on May 1, which is mandated by law as a regular holiday in honor of all Filipino workers.

The labor and employment chief issued earlier Labor Advisory No. 06, Series of 2012, promulgating the implementing guidelines on the pay rules for regular and special holidays as well as non-working days.

DOLE says the correct pay rules to observe on May 1, Labor Day, are as follows:
  • If the holiday falls on an employee’s regular workday

    If the day is worked, the employee is entitled to 200 percent of his basic wage on the first eight (8) hours and, for work in excess of eight hours, to an additional 30 percent of his hourly rate on the said day. If unworked, the employee is entitled to 100 percent of the regular daily rate, provided he was present, or was on leave with pay, on the workday immediately preceding the holiday.
  • If the day is the employee’s rest day

    If the day is the employee’s rest day and the day is worked, he is entitled to 260 percent of his daily rate on the first eight (8) hours, plus 30 percent for work in excess of eight hours on the said day. If un-worked, the employee is entitled to only 100 percent of his regular rate, provided he was present, or was on leave with pay, on the workday immediately preceding the holiday.
In case the day immediately preceding the holiday is a non-work day in the establishment, or is the scheduled rest day of the employee, the employee shall not be deemed on leave of absence on that day, in which case he or she shall be entitled to the regular holiday pay, the guidelines stated.

This year’s celebration is the 111th in Philippine history and is based on the theme “Manggagawang Pilipino: Handa sa Hamon ng Makabagong Panahon.” Baldoz told private businesses to strictly observe the Labor Day 2013 pay rules.