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Dec01

Holiday on a Weekend

Is an employer obligated to pay for a holiday if Christmas falls on a Sunday or a Saturday?

There is no federal law that requires private employers to provide employees with time off for holidays, either paid or unpaid. Any policy or practice of providing time off for holidays is at the discretion of the employer. So, if a company paid holiday falls on a non-work day there is no legal requirement that the employer provide another day off in recognition.

Keep in mind employers are bound by the terms set forth in collective bargaining agreements or employment contracts such as employee handbooks. If the employee handbook were to say that when a holiday falls on a weekend such holiday will be recognized on the following Monday then the employer would be obligated to do so.

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