OZAMIZ CITY: Daily wage earners are covered by the principle of “no work, no pay,” even on special non-working holidays, DOLE recently said.
In an advisory, Labor Sec. Rosalinda Dimapiles-Baldoz said the computation of the worker’s daily pay will be affected by the principle on dates such as Dec. 24, 26 and 31, this year, and January 2, 2015.
If the employee choose not work on these mentioned days, that means they will have to take no pay home also unless company policy, practice or collective bargaining agreement (CBA) grants them payment on that special day.
Also, Jose Robles of DOLE-Ozamiz said the same computation will be used in determining daily wages of employees on the declared special non-working dates.
If the employee chooses to work on these days, he “shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his daily rate on the first eight hours of work plus the COLA of 130 percent.”
If he worked overtime, he “shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his hourly rate on said day multiplied by 130 percent and the number of hours worked.”
If he worked during a special day that also falls on his rest day, “he shall be paid an additional 50 percent of his daily rate on the first eight hours of work.”
If the employee worked overtime that also falls on his rest day, “he shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his hourly rate on said day.”