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Holiday Pay Rules for June 12, 2021 Released by DOLE

DOLE has released a labor advisory reminding the employers of holiday pay rules for June 12, 2021 (Independence Day).

The Department of Labor and Employment has released the labor advisory no. 12 urging the employers to observe the proper payment of wages during the regular holiday (Independence Day).

The Labor Department reminded the holiday pay as the Philippines celebrates its 123rd Philippine Independence Day on Saturday (June 12, 2021). Businesses that have closed or ceased operation due to the COVID-19 pandemic are exempted from the holiday pay rule.


DOLE reminded the employers that employees who reported to work during the regular holiday shall receive 200 percent of their regular daily salary for the first eight hours of work, according to the Labor code.

Workers who will not work during the holiday shall receive 100 percent of their basic pay for that day. Employees are also entitled for an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate for overtime work.

Employee who will work during the regular holiday that also falls on its rest day, he/she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of its hourly rate for that day.


The agency also allowed several establishment to defer payment of the holiday pay due to the impact of the coronavirus disease.


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