April 27 and 28 Declared as Non-Working Holidays in Metro Manila

April 27 and 28 Declared as Non-Working Holidays in Metro Manila

Friday — April 21, 2017 –Manila, Philippines — The Malacañamg Palace had ordered the suspension of work within Metro Manila in preparation for the upcoming Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit that will be held in Pasay City.

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What Dates are Included?

According to Memorandum Circular No. 18 released by Malacañang:

April 27, 2017 (Thursday) is considered as a non-working holiday for government offices, especially in cities like Pasay, Makati and other parts of Manila, while April 28, 2017 (Friday) should be classified as a special (non-working) holiday for both public and private business sectors as mentioned in Proclamation No. 197.

In addition to that, classes for both public and private educational institutions on all levels in Metro Manila shall also be suspended on April 28 in observance of the ASEAN Summit.

How Employers Should Pay Workers?

In connection to Proclamation No. 197, The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) also released Labor Advisory No. 4-17, which highlighted the following rules for paying employees on special days:

1. If the employee did not work, the “no work, no pay” policy shall apply unless there is a favorable company policy, practice or collective bargaining agreement (CBA) granting payment on a special day.

2. For work done during a special day, he/she shall be paid an additional 30% of his/her daily rate on the first eight hours of work.

    Formula: (Daily Rate x 130%) + COLA

3. For work done in excess of eight (8) hours (overtime work), the employee should be paid with an additional 30% of the employee’s hourly rate on the said day.

Formula: Hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 130% x 130% x number of hours worked

4. For work made during a special day that also falls on an employee’s rest day, he/she shall be paid with an additional 50% of the employee’s daily rate on the first 8 hours of work

Formula: (Daily Rate x 150%) + COLA

5. For work done more than 8 hours (overtime work) during a special day that also falls on an employee’s rest day, he/she shall also be paid with an additional 30% of his/her hourly rate on said day.

Formula: Hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 150% x 130% x number of hours worked