Every employee is entitled to at least 1 rest day after every 6 consecutive normal work days. However, there may be times when you are required to work on your rest day. So what is the rest day regulation in the Philippines? And how much is your rest day pay?

Find out the rest day regulation and the corresponding pay rules:

  • Rest Day in Labor Code of the Philippines
  • Common question: how much is Sunday premium pay?
  • Rest Day Pay
  • Rest Day Overtime Rate
  • Chart: Rest Day Pay Rate

Rest Day in Labor Code of the Philippines

Every employee is entitled to at least 1 rest day per week which shall be determined and scheduled by the employer with respect to the preference of employees as to their weekly rest day when such preference is based on religious grounds.

The employer shall make known of the employees’ scheduled weekly rest day by means of written notices posted conspicuously in the workplace at least 1 week before the effectivity of the schedule.

How much is Sunday premium pay?

Sunday is not necessarily the employee’s rest day. The employer may schedule the rest day(s) to be any other day of the week. If the employee’s rest day does not fall on Sunday, the employee shall not be entitled to additional compensation for working on Sunday. If the employee’s rest day falls on Sunday and the employee is required to work on Sunday, then the employee shall be entitled to rest day pay.

However, if the employee does not have a regular rest day, the employee may be entitled to an additional compensation equivalent to 30% of his regular wage for work performed on Sundays.

Rest Day Pay

Article 93 of the Labor Code stipulates that when the employee is required to work on his scheduled rest day, the employee shall be entitled to additional compensation of at least 30% of his regular wage. However, if a special non-working holiday falls on the scheduled rest day, the additional compensation shall be equivalent to at least 50% of the employee’s regular wage.

Illustration

Rest Day Special Holiday falls on Rest Day
Regular Daily Wage P500 P500
Premium Rate 30% 50%
Rest Day Pay P50 × 130% = P650 P50 × 150% = P750

Rest Day Overtime Rate

When the employee works beyond 8 hours on a rest day, the employee shall be entitled to additional compensation equivalent to 30% on top of his hourly wage of that day or a total of 130% of his rest day hourly wage.

Illustration

Rest Day Special Holiday falls on Rest Day
Regular Hourly Wage P50 P50
Premium Rate 30% 50%
Overtime Rate 30% 30%
Hourly Wage Rate 130% × 130% = 169% 150% × 130% = 195%
Actual Hourly Wage P50 × 169% = P84.50 P50 × 195% = P97.50

Rest Day Pay Rate

Rest Day Pay Rate

For more information on labor regulations, please see Presidential Decree No. 442, s. 1974.