Are Employers required to give an extra day off for every holiday worked by an employee?
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require employers to provide an extra day off for employees that work on holidays. For employers that elect to establish such a holiday policy, that policy should be consistent with any other relevant state or local laws, employment contracts, and collective bargaining agreements. Some questions that should be answered in the holiday policy include: how does an employee qualify for the extra day off? How quickly must the extra day be taken? And, how many days must they work to become eligible?
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