FAQ: Night shift differential pay

Answers to frequently asked questions on night shift differential pay in the Philippines.

1) What is the difference between night shift differential pay and night shift pay?

There is no difference between night shift differential pay and night shift pay. Night shift differential pay is the legal term as provided in the Labor Code, while night shift pay is the business/corporate term.

2) Are all employees entitled to night shift differential pay?

No, only covered employees are entitled to night shift differential pay. On the other hand, there are employees who are excluded from the coverage of the benefit. For instance, certain/specific Government employees, kasambahay or domestic workers, managerial employees are not entitled to shift differential pay.

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3) May the night shift pay be increased?

For the private sector, the night shift pay may be increased from 10% to whatever may be stipulated in an employment contract, company policy, collective bargaining agreement (CBA), or other employment agreements.

For the government service, the night shift pay may only be increased if there is a law providing for such. If there is none, the employer and the employees cannot stipulate to a night shift pay that is higher than the current 20% rate. Any agreement to that effect shall be considered void for being contrary to law.

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