Who are non-time workers? How to compute their wages?

Article 101 of the Labor Code is the law on “non-time” workers. They are called this because they are paid not on the basis of the time spent on their work but according to the quantity, quality or kind of job and the consequent results thereof. In other words, their compensation is not based on how many hours have been spent on the job but on other bases of computing compensation such as number of products produced.
Owing to the unique manner by which non-time work is compensated as distinguished from the compensation calculated on the basis of hours, days, etc., it has become necessary to create more regulations (in the form of Department Orders or DOs) in order to ensure the payment of fair and reasonable wage rates. Under the current state of our labor standards law, there are two (2) popular modes to determine fairness or reasonableness of wage rates among non-time workers.

[1] Time and motion study. The time and motion study is the more scientific and preferred method.; or
[2] As may be fixed through consultation with workers’ and employers’ organizations.

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