Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz of the DOLE has urged employers in the private sector to bear at heart the welfare and protection of workers by observing the pay rules and other general labor standards for the regular holiday, a press release from the department said.
If May 1 falls on an employee's regular workday and the day is worked, the employee is entitled to 200 percent of his or basic wage on the first eight hours, and to an additional 30 percent of his/her hourly rate for work in excess of eight hours. If un-worked, the employee is entitled to 100 percent of the regular daily rate, provided s/he was present, or was on leave with pay, on April 30, the press release said.
If it is the employee's rest day and is worked, s/he is entitled to 260 percent of his/her daily rate on the first eight hours, plus 30 percent for work after the required hours. If un-worked, the employee is entitled to only 100 percent of the regular rate, provided s/he was present, or was on leave with pay, on the workday immediately preceding the holiday.
In case April 30 was a non-work day in the establishment, or was the scheduled rest day of the employee, s/he shall not be deemed on leave of absence that day, and shall be entitled to the regular holiday pay, the DOLE added.
Today's Labor Day commemoration is the 110th in Philippine history, with the theme “Pagtutulungan. Pagbabago. Disenteng Trabaho,” the press release added. (www.visayandailystar.com)