Private employers reminded of following proper holiday salary for their employees


Malacanang insisted that private employers should provide their workers the proper salary and benefits as they report to work this Friday, which will fall on a holiday.

President Benigno Aquino III declared Friday, September 25 as a non-working holiday as the Islam community celebrates the Eid’l Adha, or “feast of Sacrifice.”

According to Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz, if employees refuse to work this Friday, they are still entitled of their whole day salary.

If an employee decides to report to work, then they should be paid 200 percent for the eight hours they rendered at work.

Aside from the 200 percent, there is an additional 30 percent on the daily rate of an employee if the said holiday falls on his day off.

If an employee decides to render overtime during the holiday, the employer will also have to pay them additional 30 percent on their hourly rate.  (with DZRH Florante Rosales)

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