Book 3 – Title 1 – Chapter 3


BOOK THREE – CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Title I – WORKING CONDITIONS AND REST PERIODS

Chapter III – HOLIDAYS, SERVICE INCENTIVE LEAVES AND SERVICE CHARGES

 

 

Art. 94. Right to holiday pay.

  1. Every worker shall be paid his regular daily wage during regular holidays, except in retail and service establishments regularly employing less than ten (10) workers;
  2. The employer may require an employee to work on any holiday but such employee shall be paid a compensation equivalent to twice his regular rate; and
  3. As used in this Article, “holiday” includes: New Year’s Day, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, the ninth of April, the first of May, the twelfth of June, the fourth of July, the thirtieth of November, the twenty-fifth and thirtieth of December and the day designated by law for holding a general election.

Art. 95. Right to service incentive leave.

  1. Every employee who has rendered at least one year of service shall be entitled to a yearly service incentive leave of five days with pay.
  2. This provision shall not apply to those who are already enjoying the benefit herein provided, those enjoying vacation leave with pay of at least five days and those employed in establishments regularly employing less than ten employees or in establishments exempted from granting this benefit by the Secretary of Labor and Employment after considering the viability or financial condition of such establishment.
  3. The grant of benefit in excess of that provided herein shall not be made a subject of arbitration or any court or administrative action.

Art. 96. Service charges. All service charges collected by hotels, restaurants and similar establishments shall be distributed at the rate of eighty-five percent (85%) for all covered employees and fifteen percent (15%) for management. The share of the employees shall be equally distributed among them. In case the service charge is abolished, the share of the covered employees shall be considered integrated in their wages.

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