The Department of Labor and Employment issues pay rules for the coming May 9 elections.
According to DOLE, covered by Proclamation no. 1254 issued by President Benigno Aquino III, all employees working on Election day should be paid an additional 30 percent from their hourly rate on the first eight hours of their shift.
If they will render overtime, they will receive an additional 30 percent from their hourly rate.
If it falls on an employee’s day off, but they have to report to work due to their duties, they will receive an additional 50 percent and with overtime, an additional 30 percent from their hourly rate.
If the employee chooses to skip work, then the company will implement its “no work, no pay” policy.
May 9 has been declared as a special non-working holiday to give way to Filipinos to exercise their right to vote.