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Holy Week 2023: Holiday Pay Rules You Need to Know

29 March 2023
Holy Week 2023 Holiday Pay Rules You Need to Know

It's that time of the year when Filipino families gather to spiritually connect back to God in church or other religious destinations. The observance of Holy Week is one major indication of our being largely a Catholic nation in a continent where this religion is supposedly a minority.

 

But to digress, while many businesses will close and millions of employees will enjoy long weekends during the Lenten season, there are industries and professionals who would still be working despite the holidays. It could be either by choice or by necessity, especially nurses, doctors, policemen, security guards, and night-shift call center agents.

 

If it's any consolation, such employees who are mandated or chose to work during the holidays will be compensated "extra wages" as required by our labor laws. Know more about holiday pay rules and how to compute your basic wage during the holiday season.

 

 

Holy Week 2023: How to Accurately Compute Your Holiday Pay

Here's a quick recap of the upcoming long weekends: April 6 (Maundy Thursday), April 7 (Good Friday), and April 10 (supposedly April 9 for Araw ng Kagitingan but moved to Monday), all of which are considered regular holidays. April 8 for Black Saturday, on the other hand, is considered a special non-working holiday.

 

If you are rendering work on the abovementioned regular holidays, you will be entitled to double pay, which means you will be paid 200 percent of your wage for the first eight hours.

 

Daily wage (1,000) x 200% (or 2) = ₱2,000 (total holiday pay)

 

If you work more than eight hours — rendering overtime, in other words — you will be paid an additional 30 percent based on your hourly rate. To compute your total wage for overtime work on a regular holiday, refer to our example below.

 

Your hourly rate (₱150) x 200% (or 2 if converted) x 130% (or 1.3 if converted) x number of hours worked (10 hours) = ₱3,900

 

If you choose not to work or are on official leave, you shall still be paid 100 percent of your regular wage for that day.

 

Your hourly rate (₱150) x regular number of hours worked (eight hours) = ₱1,200

 

Meanwhile, if you report to work on a regular holiday that coincides with your rest day, you shall be paid an additional 30 percent based on your hourly rate on top of your double pay. Here's how to compute your total wage.

 

Basic wage x 200% (or 2 if converted) x 130% (or 1.3 if converted) = ₱3,120

 

Should an employee render work in excess of eight hours on a regular holiday that coincides with the employee's rest day, he or she shall be paid an additional 30 percent based on the hourly rate during the said day. For the complete computation, refer to the example below.

 

Hourly rate (₱150) x 200% (or 2 if converted) x 130% (or 1.3 if converted) x 130% (or 1.3 if converted) x number of hours rendered (10 hours) = ₱5,070

 

 

Compensation Rules on a Special Non-Working Holiday

If you chose or were required to work on Black Saturday, which is proclaimed a special non-working holiday, you shall be entitled to an additional payment of 30 percent of your daily rate, or 130 percent multiplied by your basic wage. For example:

 

₱1,200 (daily rate with eight hours of work) x 130% (or 1.3 if converted) = ₱1,560

 

If you render overtime work, you shall be entitled to extra compensation of 30 percent on top of your daily wage multiplied by 130 percent. The computation would be:

 

Hourly rate (₱150) x 130 percent x 130 percent x number of hours rendered (10 hours) = ₱2,535

 

If you render overtime work on a special non-working holiday that coincides with your rest day, you shall be paid an additional 50 percent of your total daily wage on the said day. For the complete computation, refer to the example below.

 

Daily rate (₱1,200) x 150 percent (or 1.5 if converted) = ₱1,800

 

If you render overtime work on a special non-working holiday that coincides with your rest day, you shall be paid an additional 30 percent based on your hourly rate. For the complete computation, refer to the example below.

 

Hourly rate (₱150) x 150% (or 1.5 if converted) x 130% (or 1.3 if converted) x number of hours rendered (10 hours) = ₱2,925

 

If you chose not to or were not required to report to work, a "no work, no pay" policy may be applied, unless the company has a policy or a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) in place granting payment for a special non-working holiday despite the employee's reported absence.

 

During the Holy Week holidays, it is important that you know everything about holiday pay rules and labor advisory that may apply, especially if you already anticipate being mandated to report to work due to the nature of your profession. This way, you can file for disputes if you see some discrepancy on your payslip during payday. In addition, it is vital that you are aware of your rights to fair compensation as a regular employee.

 

Whether you are required to work or plan to go on a home vacation during the Holy Week, you must live in a community that you'll anticipate coming home to because of the people, neighborhood, and strategic location. Lumina Homes communities nationwide are built exactly the way this is.

 

An affordable house and lot for sale purchased through Lumina Homes will entitle you to convenient access to a varied selection of retail establishments, institutions, and more for your convenience. Lumina Homes are also equipped with amenities such as a multipurpose hall, gazebo, mini-gardens, and playgrounds, among others.

 

 

Fancying a quality residential property but on a budget? An affordable house and lot with Lumina Homes is your best bet. Want to know more about our offers? Visit our website for a virtual touring of properties and message us for your personal investment inquiries. Have your house and lot in the Philippines with our brand and enjoy homeownership in an accessible community.

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