FAQ: Holiday pay

1. In General

See: FAQ: Statutory Monetary Benefits.

The above FAQ covers frequently asked questions with their answers (FAQ) involving statutory monetary benefits in terms of general application, i.e., the questions and answers apply to all forms of statutory monetary benefits, including this current benefit. Thus, the following questions and answers are specific only to the present benefit.

2. Specific to Holiday Pay

a. Entitlement

Are monthly paid employees entitled to holiday pay?

Yes, monthly paid employees are entitled to holiday pay.

The law does not distinguish whether an employee is monthly-paid or daily-paid for purposes of granting the holiday pay so long as the conditions are met.

For monthly-paid employees, their salary often includes holiday pay following any of the prescribed computation methods for monthly-paid salaries.

Are casual employees/workers entitled to holiday pay?

Yes, casual employees/workers are entitled to holiday pay – because they are employees.

The Labor Code does not distinguish as to the status of an employee (e.g. regular, probationary, casual, project, seasonal, fixed-term). For purposes of holiday pay, so long as they are employed and thus an “employee,” workers are entitled to holiday pay.

Are part-time employees entitled to holiday pay?

Yes, part-time employees are entitled to holiday pay – because they are “employees.”

Part-time employment is not an employment status (e.g. regular, probationary...

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