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Pay rules for Eid'l Fitr holiday issued, deferment of holiday pay release allowed

City of San Fernando, PAMPANGA, May 20, 2020 - Employees rendering work on May 25, a declared regular holiday in observance of Eid’l Fitr or the Feast of Ramadan, are still entitled to holiday pay, the Department of Labor and Employment noted on its latest labor advisory.

With the issuance of Labor Advisory No. 20, series of 2020, employees who would work on May 25 are still entitled to get 200% of their per day salaries same with other regular holidays in the Philippines. Those who do not report for work are still entitled to 100% of their daily wage.

Meanwhile, for work done in excess of eight hours, employee shall be paid an additional 30% of his/her hourly rate on the said day. If the regular holiday was also the worker's rest day, he shall be paid an additional 30% of his/her basic wage of 200%.

The Department recognized the existence of a national emergency brought by the COVID-19 pandemic hence is allowing employers to defer payment of holiday pay "until such time that the present emergency situation has been abated and normal operations of establishment is in place." Establishments which have totally ceased their operations are during the community quarantine are also exempted from the payment of May 25 holiday pay.

Per issued Proclamation No. 944, May 25, 2020 was declared as a regular holiday in observance of the Eid'l Fitr.

END/ A. Cunanan

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