Labour Secretary reminds Philippine employers of pay rules during APEC

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.

LABOR Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz on Sunday reminded employers in Metro Manila to abide by pay rules during the two-day special non-working holiday on Nov. 18 and 19 due to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) leaders summit.

Baldoz said the "no work, no pay" scheme will be in effect on those days, unless there is a company policy granting payment on a special day.

Malacañang declared a special non-working holiday for workers in the private sector in the National Capital Region on Nov. 18 and 19 and cancelled classes from Nov. 17 to 20.

"For those who will work during the days of the Apec meeting, they should get an additional 30 per cent of their daily rate for the first eight hours of work," Baldoz said. An additional 30 per cent of their holiday pay rate will apply if they work over eight hours.

"If the employee works on a special day that also falls on his rest day, he shall be paid an additional 50 per cent of the daily rate for the first eight hours of work."

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