‘No work, no pay’ on Chinese New Year

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    WORKERS not reporting for duty tomorrow, Friday, a special non-working holiday, being the Chinese New Year, will not be entitled to wages.

    Based on Labor Advisory No. 02-2021, the Labor Department said the “no work, no pay” principle shall apply during the celebration of Chinese New Year.

    Workers who report for work shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their basic wage for the first eight hours and an additional 30 percent of their hourly rate for overtime work.

    The Filipino-Chinese community is set to celebrate the Chinese New Year to mark the beginning of a new year in the traditional Chinese calendar, and is also known as the Spring Festival. – Gerard Naval