The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reminded employers the pay rule for employees on August 29, declared as National Heroes Day.
According to Labor Sec. Silvestre Bello, in accordance of the law it should be 200 percent rate to those working in the first eight hours on Monday holiday.
If an employee works more than eight hours, the employer should give additional 30 percent of hourly rate.
But if the employee works on holiday that falls to the rest day, aside from 200 percent rate, he will be given also an additional 30 percent hourly rate.
Under Proclamation No. 1105 of former President Benigno Aquino III, August 29 is a regular holiday in commemoration of our country’s heroes.