Pay Rules for Special National Working Day: Iglesia ni Cristo Founding Anniversary

Under Labor Advisory No. 09, Series of 2005, no premium pay is due for work done on 27 July 2015 which is declared as a Special National Working Day in commemoration of the founding anniversary of Iglesia ni Cristo in the Philippines. “No premium pay is required since work performed on said day is considered work on an ordinary day.”

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Premium Pay: Work on Rest Day

The employer may require the employees to work for six days in a week; this is the 6-day workweek rule.[1] However, whether the employer operates for profit or not, the employee is entitled to a rest period of at least 24 consecutive hours after every six consecutive normal work days; this is the weekly rest day rule..[2]  If the employee has a preference, he is required to inform the employer in writing at least seven days before the desired effectivity of the initial rest day chosen.[3]

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Statutory Monetary Benefits


Similar to the rule on working conditions, labor laws on statutory monetary benefits do not apply to all employees. As such, unless otherwise stated, the succeeding provisions of laws and rules on statutory monetary benefits apply to employees in all establishments and undertakings whether for profit or not, except to the following:[1]

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Grand Asian Shipping Lines, Inc. v. Wilfredo Galvez

In termination disputes, the burden of proving that the dismissal is for a just or valid cause rests on the employers. Failure on their part to discharge such burden will render the dismissal illegal.

G.R. No. 178184, 29 January 2014

Complainants Wilfredo Galvez, Joel Sales, Cristito Gruta, Danilo Arguelles, Renato Batayola, Patricio Fesmillo, Jovy Noble, Emilio Dominico, Benny Nilmao, and Jose Austral, filed a labor complaint for illegal dismissal and monetary claims against their employer defendant Grand Asian Shipping Lines, Inc. (GASLI), and its President Eduardo P. Francisco, and General Manager William How.

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