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Jul06

Holiday on Saturday

If our handbook states that we give off for July 4th are we obligated to observe a day for the holiday even if it falls on a weekend. We are only opened M-F and our team members are paid salary.

There is no federal law that requires private employers to provide employees with time off, either paid or unpaid, for holidays. Such a benefit is a matter of agreement between employer and employee. Thus, employers are generally free to adopt holiday policies of their choosing.

If your handbook states that employees are entitled to July 4th off and, since the day fell on a Saturday this year, employees are not normally scheduled to work the day, there is no obligation to observe the holiday on another day. However, if the wording of your policy implies that the July 4th holiday will be observed with a day off regardless of what day of the week the holiday falls on, then you should honor your policy.

Be sure to carefully consider the wording of your policy.

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