Law recognizes "no work, no pay" principle

THE PRINCIPLE OF “NO WORK, NO PAY”: It must be emphasized that the age-old rule governing the relation between labor and capital, or management and employee of “no work, no pay” or “fair day’s wage for fair day’s labor” remains to be adhered to in our jurisdiction as the basic factor in determining the wages of employees.
If the worker does not work, he is generally not entitled to any wage or pay. The exception is when it was the employer who unduly prevented him from working despite his ableness, willingness and readiness to work; or in cases where he is illegally locked out or illegally suspended or illegally dismissed, or otherwise illegally prevented from working, in which event, he should be entitled to his wage.