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Bello reminds employers of pay rules on Eid Al-Adha

Photo credit: REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
Photo credit: REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello, reminded employers that Sept. 12, 2016 is declared a regular holiday.

According to Bello, employees not reporting to work during the celebration of Eid Al-Adha should be paid their entire daily rate.

Employees who will be on duty will be paid 200 percent of the regular rate for the first eight hours.

The labor secretary said that those rendering over-time will receive an additional 30 percent per hour.

In case the employee’s day-off falls on this regular holiday, those working will receive 200 percent pay plus an additional overtime pay of 30 percent.

Malacanang declared September 12 as regular holiday in celebration of Eid Al-Adha or known as ‘Sacrifice Feast’ in the Islamic calendar.

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