Q) My employer is not Paying us for the 4th of July holiday can he do that?
A) Whether or not your employer is required to pay you for the 4th of July holiday depends on a number of factors, including the size of your employer, your state’s laws, and your employment contract.
Federal law does not require private employers to pay employees for holidays. However, some states do have laws that require employers to pay employees for certain holidays, including the 4th of July.
If you are not sure whether or not your employer is required to pay you for the 4th of July holiday, you should contact your state’s labor department. They will be able to tell you what the law is in your state.
Here are some additional things to keep in mind about holiday pay:
- Even if your employer is not required to pay you for the 4th of July holiday, they may choose to do so.
- If your employer does choose to pay you for the holiday, they may pay you your regular rate of pay, or they may pay you a higher rate of pay.
- You may be able to negotiate holiday pay with your employer when you are hired.
If you are not happy with your employer’s decision not to pay you for the 4th of July holiday, you may want to consider looking for a new job.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require employers to pay employees for time not worked, such as vacations or holidays. Paid holidays, paid vacation, and paid sick leave are determined by the employer, or in a represented workplace, by the employee’s representative, often a union, in negotiation with an employer. https://www.thebalance.com/what-are-paid-holidays-in-the-u-s-1918150