Employees who will work on Eid’l Fitr holiday to get double pay

MANILA — Private sector workers who will report for work on Wednesday will receive 200 percent of their salary for the day being a non-working holiday in observance of the end of Ramadan fasting month or Eid’l Fitr.

According to pay rules of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on regular holiday, employees are entitled for a double pay of their regular salary for the first eight hours.

An employee will receive an additional 30 percent of his or her hourly rate if he/she worked in excess of eight hours (overtime work).

If the worker did not work, he or she shall be paid 100 percent of his or her salary for that day.

If the day is the employee’s rest day and he or she still reported for work, he or she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his or her daily rate of 200 percent.

If the employee worked more than eight hours on his or her rest day, he or she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his or her hourly rate on the day.

The day has been declared a non-working holiday by President Rodrigo Duterte thru Proclamation No. 6 issued on July 4.

Eid’l-Fitr is celebrated by Muslims for three days after the end of the month of fasting. It is the first day marking the end of the 30-day fasting month of Ramadan.

“The entire Filipino nation should have the full opportunity to join their Muslim brothers and sisters in peace and harmony in the observance and celebration of Eid’l Fitr,” the proclamation read.

It added, “In order to bring the religious and cultural significance of the Eid’l First to the fore of national consciousness, it is necessary to declare Wednesday, 6 July 2016, as a regular holiday throughout the country.” PNA/ northboundasia.com