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Delaware Paid Holidays

Friday, April 15th, 2011
Posted by Tamara
Many Delaware employees wonder what the law is regarding paid holidays. One company might give 5 paid holidays while another gives 10.   Is there a federal law establishing the specific paid holidays for employees?  

The answer is no.   There is no federal law that ... continue reading

Oklahoma Paid Holidays

Friday, April 8th, 2011
Posted by Tamara
Ever wonder why so many holidays fall on Monday in Oklahoma and other states? The reason is the Uniform Monday Holiday Act of 1968 (UMHA). This federal law was enacted in 1971 and provided several “floating” Monday holidays. For example, Memorial Day is officially the 30 th of May, ... continue reading

Georgia Days of Rest Law

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010
Posted by Tamara
Unlike many other states, the Georgia statutes generally assume that an employee will be off on Saturday and Sunday, although they stop short of legally requiring that.

Georgia does require any business that operates on Saturday and/or Sunday make reasonable efforts to accommodate employees whose “habitual day ... continue reading

Muslim Holidays for Small Business Employers

Monday, July 26th, 2010
Posted by Tamara
Ramadan is the ninth month in the Muslim religious calendar, the holiest month because it is the one in which the prophet Muhammad received his revelation. Devout Mulsims mark the month with special observances that may include fasting, time off for religious observances and self-assessment.

In 2010, ... continue reading

Texas Holiday Pay Law

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010
Posted by Tamara
Many Texas employers offer paid holidays to their workers as part of the employee benefit package. How many and which holidays they provide are determined by each individual employer.

There is no Texas or federal law that mandates paid holidays for employees.

Many employees argue ... continue reading

Florida Holiday Pay Law

Monday, March 8th, 2010
Posted by Tamara
Florida employers can require employees to work any day of the year. Businesses can legally remain open year-round. There is no Florida or federal law mandating that companies close on holidays or observe them in any way. In fact, if an employee is called to work on a holiday ... continue reading

Indiana Holiday Pay Law

Monday, March 1st, 2010
Posted by Tamara
Holiday pay and who is entitled to which paid holidays can be confusing for Indiana employees and employees. An employee asks, “Which Indiana or federal law or laws require employers to provide paid holidays and extra pay for employees who work on these holidays?”

The answer is ... continue reading

Maryland Holiday Pay Law

Monday, February 22nd, 2010
Posted by Tamara
Several Maryland employees have asked, “Why do employees in some industries get more paid holidays than workers in other industries?”

The answer is because providing paid holidays is completely at the discretion of the individual employer. There is no Maryland law or federal law that requires employers ... continue reading

New Mexico Holiday Pay Law

Monday, February 15th, 2010
Posted by Tamara
A New Mexico employer asks, “If I schedule employees to work on a holiday, am I required to pay them overtime or holiday pay?”

The answer is no.

New Mexico employers are not required by state or federal law to pay employees extra pay for ... continue reading

Nevada Holiday Pay Law

Friday, January 15th, 2010
Posted by Tamara
Some Nevada employers stay open on holidays out of necessity. Some remain open by choice. In either case, it is entirely legal for them to schedule employees to work on those holidays.

It sometimes comes as a shock to workers, but no Nevada law requires employers to ... continue reading

Connecticut Holiday Pay Law

Friday, January 8th, 2010
Posted by Tamara
It may be Thanksgiving. It may be Memorial Day or Labor Day. It may be Christmas.

It does not matter. Employers in Connecticut are not required to give their employees a paid holiday. They need not give them the day off. They do not even have to ... continue reading

Georgia Holiday Pay Law

Friday, January 1st, 2010
Posted by Tamara
If Georgia employers decide to schedule a worker on a holiday, no state law requires them to pay the worker a higher-than-usual wage. Nor does any federal law require payment of a premium.

At the same time, if the employer chooses to close the business on a ... continue reading

Kansas Holiday Pay Law

Friday, December 25th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
Police stations and fire stations in Kansas are open 365 days a year, regardless of holidays. So are most convenience stores, gas stations, and restaurants. These are the kinds of operations that are open by necessity.

Other businesses are open year-around by choice. Some malls and other ... continue reading

Minnesota Holiday Pay Law

Friday, December 18th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
Whether it is Christmas, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, or a “federal holiday,” any general industry may be open and may schedule workers to come in on those holidays. Employers are not required to give workers paid holidays off.

This applies not only in Minnesota but nationwide. There is ... continue reading

Louisiana Holiday Pay Law

Friday, November 6th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
Many employees are surprised to learn that there is no Louisiana holiday pay law. In fact, there is no law requiring employers to give workers paid holidays in any state, or under federal law.

There are no government-sanctioned holidays in the US. The term “federal holidays” merely ... continue reading

New Hampshire Holiday Pay

Thursday, August 20th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
Several New Hampshire employees have asked how many paid holidays employers are legally required to provide for employees.

The answer is none. New Hampshire law doesn’t require companies to provide paid holidays, nor does federal law. Many companies do provide paid holidays, usually from 5 to 7 ... continue reading

Utah Holiday Pay

Monday, August 17th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
The majority of the employers in the United States provides their employees with 5 to 7 paid holidays per year, and pay employees extra for working on holidays.

However, there is no federal law or Utah law that requires companies to give workers any paid holidays at ... continue reading

New Jersey Holiday Pay

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
How many paid holidays per year are New Jersey employers required to provide their workers? How much extra “holiday pay” are employers required to pay when an employee works a holiday?

 

The answer to the first question is none. Most New Jersey companies provide ... continue reading

Religious Discrimination in Connecticut

Monday, April 13th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
Connecticut employers need to be aware of a case in federal court involving religious discrimination. After 9/11 an Islamic woman was fired from Alamo car rental in Phoenix for not removing her headscarf. She argued her scarf had been approved by her boss. In addition, prior to 9/11, the ... continue reading

Federal Holiday Pay

Monday, December 22nd, 2008
Posted by Tamara
Many workers think that working on a federal holiday legally entitles them to extra pay. This is a misconception. There is no state or federal that requires a company to pay employees extra for working on a holiday.

In fact, employers are not required by law to ... continue reading

Georgia Holiday Pay

Thursday, December 18th, 2008
Posted by Tamara
The majority of companies provide employees with 5 to 7 paid holidays per year. Employers are not legally obligated, however, to provide workers with these holidays. No federal or Georgia law exists to mandate paid holidays for employees.

Many Georgia workers assume that if they work on ... continue reading

Kentucky Holiday Pay

Monday, December 15th, 2008
Posted by Tamara
Many Kentucky workers wonder if they are entitled to extra pay for working holidays.

The answer is no. Kentucky law doesn’t require it, nor does federal law. No Kentucky or federal law requires employers to provide paid holidays, period. Employers aren’t required by law to pay extra ... continue reading

Alabama Holiday Pay

Friday, October 3rd, 2008
Posted by Tamara
What does “holiday pay” mean?

Holiday pay does not mean a higher rate of pay. According to professionals in Human Resources, holiday pay simply means the wages an employee gets for being off from work on a holiday.

Most employers offer their workers five to ... continue reading

North Carolina Holiday Pay

Sunday, August 24th, 2008
Posted by Tamara
According to federal and state laws, employees who work more than 40 hours in a week are entitled to overtime. Overtime is usually paid at 1.5 times the usual hourly rate. If those hours are part of a week with a holiday, however, the additional hours may be paid ... continue reading

Illinois Holiday Pay

Thursday, August 21st, 2008
Posted by Tamara
Most companies provide 5 to 7 paid holidays for their employees. These holidays are determined by the company’s policy and are usually outlined in the company handbook. There is no Illinois or federal law, however, which requires a company to provide paid holidays for their workers.

What ... continue reading

Missouri Holiday Pay

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008
Posted by Tamara
Are Missouri workers entitled to extra wages for working on a holiday? Usually, the answer is no. There is no federal law requiring employers to pay extra for holidays. In fact, there is no state or federal that requires a company to pay extra for holidays, weekends or nights. ... continue reading

Michigan Holiday Pay

Monday, August 18th, 2008
Posted by Tamara
Holiday pay in Michigan is completely up to the individual employer. Companies are not required by Michigan law or by federal law to provide paid holidays or to pay overtime for employees who work on holidays.

Most companies do provide paid holidays, usually around 5 to 7 ... continue reading

New Mexico Holiday Pay

Thursday, June 12th, 2008
Posted by Tamara
Holiday pay, by most Human Resource departments, is defined as extra pay a worker receives for a day off from work on a holiday.   Most companies recognize about 5 to 7 traditional holidays, such as Thanksgiving Day or the Fourth of July, as holidays for their employees.   ... continue reading

North Dakota Holiday Pay

Sunday, June 8th, 2008
Posted by Tamara
Unless an employer is bound by a union contract, there is no federal or North Dakota law that requires an employer to provide paid holidays for workers.   Most companies do pay for holidays but the ones being paid are strictly up to the company, with an average number ... continue reading

Nebraska Holiday Pay

Monday, June 2nd, 2008
Posted by Tamara
Most companies in the nation recognize 5 to 7 days as paid days for their employees.   There is no federal or state law that requires an employee to give a paid holiday from work.   Also, there is no law, federal or state, that requires an employer to ... continue reading