A majority of regular and special (non-working) holiday dates were finalised in Proclamation No. 90, series 2022, which originally amended specific holidays in Proclamation No. 40, series 2022. Soon after, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) implemented Labor Advisory No. 27 series of 2022 on January 16, 2023, following the guidelines of the two previous proclamations.
Wage payment guidelines for regular holidays in 2023
All confirmed regular holidays for 2023 are as follows:
- Non-working employees during the holiday must be paid 100% of their wage; but only if that worker was present or filed a leave of absence the day before the regular holiday. [Basic Wage x 100%]
- The same rule applies if there is a non-working day before the regular holiday; employees who’ve worked the day before the non-working day or filed for leave are entitled to the holiday pay.
- Employees working during a regular holiday are provided with a 200% wage rate for their first eight hours by their employers. [Basic Wage x 200%]
- Employees who exceed eight hours of work during a regular holiday will get an added 30% wage increase in their hourly rate along with the 200% holiday wage increase. [Basic Wage hourly rate x 200% x 130%]
- Employees working on a regular holiday, while also on a rest day are due 30% in addition to their 200% regular holiday wage [Basic Wage x 200% x 300%]
- Workers working an excess of eight hours during a regular holiday that also falls on their rest day will get another 30%. [Basic Wage hourly rate x 200% x 130% x 130% x number of hours worked].
Wage payment guidelines for Special (non-working) days in 2023
All confirmed non-working days for 2023 are as follows:
- Non-working days utilize the “No work, no pay” principle. Thus, employees receive no wages if they are not present, not unless a company policy, practice or Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) allows for payment for that special date.
- Employees will receive a 30% basic wage increase on the first eight hours of their shift if they are working during a special day. [Basic Wage x 30%]
- Business owners must pay their workers another 30% wage increase if they exceed eight hours during their shift on a special day. [Basic wage hourly rate x 130% x 130% x number of hours worked].
- Employees working during a special day that also falls on their rest day must be provided with 50% of their basic wage for their first eight working hours. [Basic Wage x 150]
- Workers who’ve exceeded eight hours on a special day that also falls on their rest day must be given a 30% wage increase based on their hourly rate. [Basic wage hourly rate x 150% x 130% x number of hours worked]