This year Easter is being celebrated from April 3 to Sunday April 9. This is one of the most important religious celebrations in the country where many take vacations and take the opportunity to rest.
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However, others must work even on holidays this week: Thursday 6 and Friday 7 April. we tell you how much you should receive for working on these holidays.
Since there are two holidays, you have the right to receive overtime pay and Sunday surcharges if your normal working day does not include weekends or holidays. This implies a surcharge of 75% additional to their hours worked.
Keep in mind that this depends on your contract and does not apply if your workday does not exceed 6 hours a day.
For example, if you earn minimum wage the hourly rate is $4,833. and, in total, a day of work would be worth $38,667. If you add the value of one day of work ($38,667), plus 75% ($29,000), You will receive a total of $67,667 for the holiday worked.
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If, on the contrary, you earn more than the minimum wage, you must carry out the following operation: – (Ordinary Wage per Hour x Number of Hours Worked) + (Ordinary Wage per Hour x Number of Hours Worked x 0.75).
Now these two days, April 8 and 9, are not holidays. In this sense, overtime has an additional surcharge of 25 percent if it is during the day, or 75 percent if it is at night. So if the overtime is worked on Sundays or holidays, which already have their own surcharge of 75 percent, these surcharges add up.
On Saturday, for his part, does not represent any variation and will be paid normally depending on the type of contract.
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