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The federal government and many private employers observe 12 holidays. Floating holidays are observed by some employers. The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require that employers count time not worked because of a holiday to determine if an employee has worked in excess of 40 hours in a workweek. There is also no federal requirement to pay a premium such as time-and-a-half to employees for working on a holiday. Many companies require employees to complete an initial 30- to 90-day period before they are eligible to receive pay for holiday time off.
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168643surveys.aspxSurveys Holiday Practices Survey Summary - 2015 10/12/2015National
168642surveys.aspxSurveys Holiday Practices Survey Summary with Tables - 2015 10/12/2015National
167264surveys.aspxSurveys Holiday Practices Survey Data - 2012 11/06/2012National
167263surveys.aspxSurveys Holiday Practices Survey Summary - 2012 11/06/2012National
159379index.aspxQuestions & Answers We have a PTO plan that includes holiday,vacation & sicktime. New exempt employee has not accrued enough hours to cover the holiday. Facility is closed. Are we required to pay them for the holiday or can we pay them for 32hrs instead of 40hrs? 01/18/2010National
159091index.aspxQuestions & Answers Is an employer obligated to provide PTO and holiday pay to a commissions-only, full-time employee? He receives medical, dental, and vision benefits. Everyone in the company except him receives all benefits, including PTO. What is our legal exposure? 06/30/2009National
156458index.aspxAnalysis Holidays 03/04/2009National
155602index.aspxQuestions & Answers Do you have survey results for paid holidays? 06/22/2007National
155536index.aspxQuestions & Answers Most of our exempt employees work Mon-Fri. Our paid holidays are set at the beginning of the year around this schedule. We have an employee starting a Wed-Sun schedule. Must this employee be entitled to the same # of holiays as everyone else? 04/24/2007National
155424index.aspxQuestions & Answers When an exempt employee works a holiday and our policy states that employees are paid the holiday and time and a half when they work a holiday, should we pay the exempt employee according to our policy? 01/09/2007National
155136index.aspxQuestions & Answers If an employee's normal work week is a 10-hour day, 4-day work week, and he is being paid for a holiday on which he would have normally worked 10 hours, is his holiday pay 10 hours (his normal shift), or 8 hours? 06/06/2006National
155081index.aspxQuestions & Answers What are the overtime regulations related to holiday work under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)? 05/16/2006National
159134tools.aspxPolicies Holiday (Strict) 12/29/2005National
153932index.aspxQuestions & Answers Are we required to pay Holiday pay to an employee that has been on suspension? Our manual states that if they work any amount of hours in the pay period in which the holiday falls, they get paid for it. 01/04/2005National
152949tools.aspxPolicies Personal Holiday Guidelines 09/19/2003National
152952tools.aspxPolicies Paid Holiday Guidelines 08/21/2003National
151759index.aspxQuestions & Answers What is Massachusett law on Holidays when worked in the restaurant business? 05/23/2003National
151758index.aspxQuestions & Answers What exceptions does FLSA make in terms of paying employees shift differential + base for their holiday pay? This is regarding a Florida employee? 03/27/2003National
152947tools.aspxPolicies Holiday policy (standard) 03/21/2003National
151757index.aspxQuestions & Answers I am looking for typical wording in a policy on Holidays, for employees who do not celebrate the Christmas Holidays to be able to work those holidays and substitute Kwanza holidays? 02/24/2003National
151756index.aspxQuestions & Answers is martin luthur king a holiday? 01/17/2003National
151754index.aspxQuestions & Answers if an employee would like to substitute a day off on a non-holiday (December 26) for a holiday (Dec. 25), do we have to pay double-time? 12/17/2002National
151526index.aspxQuestions & Answers In California, can an employer not pay holiday pay to an exempt employee who did not work the day before and the day after (this is company policy) a holiday (there was no work for this person for the week)? 12/02/2002National
151752index.aspxQuestions & Answers Our company policy states that you must work the day before and the day after a holiday in order to receive holiday pay. Is this ok? What if someone is sick the day before a holiday? 09/16/2002National
151751index.aspxQuestions & Answers if we let the temporary field employees work on a holiday (July 4th) and let them have the following friday off, which was a a scheduled work day - are we obligated to pay double time for that holiday? 07/16/2002National
151753index.aspxQuestions & Answers We are a company with offices in two countries. There has been much talk about equal number of stat holidays. Canada has eleven, U.S.A. has nine that we recognize. Should there be parity or do we respect the two countries and their stat holidays? 06/12/2002National
151755index.aspxQuestions & Answers Are there legal issues stipulating that employees be entitled to a paid day off during the rest of the week if they were NOT scheduled to work that holiday? Also, if a holiday falls on a weekend, must we observe the holiday on the following Monday? 12/28/2001National
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