CHRISTMAS DAY: Pay rules for December 25 2023 regular holiday

CHRISTMAS DAY: Pay rules for December 25 2023 regular holiday

The Philippines will be joining the rest of the Christian world in celebrating Christmas Day this 25 December 2023, Monday.

Christmas Day is a national holiday in the country as stipulated in President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr.’s Proclamation 42, which he signed August of last year. However, unlike in previous years, Christmas Eve or December 24 has not been designated as a special non-working day because it falls on a Sunday.

According to the 2023_edition of Department and Labor and Employment’s (DOLE)_Handbook_on_Workers_Statutory_Monetary_Benefits, those who report for work during regular holidays like Christmas Day are entitled to get at least twice or 200% of their daily wage. This is commonly referred to as “double pay.”

Meanwhile, employees who opt not to report for work on Christmas Day are entitled to receive their regular daily wage as long as they are present or is on leave of absence with pay on the work day
immediately preceding the holiday which is most likely to be December 22.


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