Pay rules for 2019 regular, special holidays announced by DOLE

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 04 2018 02:49 PM

An office worker walks past Christmas light displays in Makati City. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News/File

MANILA - The Department of Labor and Employment on Thursday released compensation guidelines for regular and special holidays in 2019.

Workers get full pay on regular holidays. If they report for work on that day, they should get double their basic pay, the DOLE said. 

For work done in excess of 8 hours, employees are entitled to an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate.

Next year's regular holidays include:

January 1 - New Year’s Day 
April 9 - Araw ng Kagitingan 
April 18 - Maundy Thursday 
April 19 - Good Friday 
May 1 - Labor Day 
June 12 - Independence Day 
August 26 - National Heroes Day 
November 30 - Bonifacio Day 
December 25 - Christmas Day 
December 30 - Rizal Day 

Muslim holidays with dates still to be determined:

Eid'l Fitr
Eid'l Adha

For special non-working days, a "no work, no pay" rule applies. But if the company compels an employee to work during these days, or if the employee chooses to go to work, the worker gets full pay plus 30 percent of his/her basic pay. 

For work done in excess of 8 hours, employees are also entitled to an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate.

The special non-working holidays are: 

February 5 - Chinese New Year 
February 25 - EDSA People Power Revolt 
April 20 - Black Saturday 
August 21 - Ninoy Aquino Day 
November 1 - All Saints’ Day 
November 2 - All Souls' Day
December 8 - Feast of the Immaculate Conception 
December 24 - Christmas Eve
December 31 - New Year's Eve