On payment of wages for the regular holiday on May 1, 2021 in observance of Labor Day

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) released Labor Advisory No. 7 series of 2021 to guide employers in the computation of their employees’ wages for Labor Day.

The following rules, in accordance to Proclamation No. 1107 issued by President Duterte earlier this year, are as follows:

  • If the employee did not work, they are to be paid 100% of their wage for that day (subject to requirements under the IRR and Labor Code regulations).
  • If the employee worked during the regular holiday, they shall be paid 200% of their wage for that day for the first eight hours.
  • If they exceeded eight hours and did overtime work, they shall be paid an additional 30% of their hourly rate on said day.
  • If the employee worked during a regular holiday that coincided with their rest day, they shall be paid an additional 30% of their basic wage of 200%.
  • If they exceeded eight hours and did overtime on a regular holiday that coincided with their rest day, they shall be paid an additional 30% of their hourly rate on said day.

DOLE also clarified that establishments that have had to close down or completely cease their operations because of the COVID-19 situation and consequent community quarantines are exempted from the payment of holiday pay on May 1, 2021.

To read the full advisory from DOLE, you may click on this link:
https://www.dole.gov.ph/php_assets/uploads/2021/04/Labor-Advisory-No.-07-21-Payment-of-Wages-for-the-Regular-Holiday-on-01-May-2021-in-Observance-of-Labor-Day.pdf

 

On the promotion of COVID-19 vaccination in the private Sector

On the first day of May 2021, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) issued Labor Advisory No. 08-21 which serves as a supplemental guideline to the previously-released Labor Advisory No. 03-21 on the Administration of COVID-19 Vaccines in the Workplaces.

This new Guideline is applicable to all establishments and organizations from the private sector and their respective employees, and states that all employees are highly encouraged to get a vaccine for COVID-19. In turn, employers are also encouraged to urge their employees to get inoculated with a vaccine. This is, of course, with the exception of those who are not eligible for vaccination because of health and other reasons.

To comply with Labor Advisory No. 08-21, employers may do so with their own vaccination program or seek the help of local government units or government agencies in order to properly administer the vaccine to their employees.

To read the original document from DOLE, you may click below:
https://www.dole.gov.ph/php_assets/uploads/2021/05/Labor-Advisory-No.-08-21-Promotion-of-Covid-19-Vaccination-in-the-Private-Sector.pdf

 

 

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