What is the law regarding paid holidays?

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What is the law regarding paid holidays?

One of the paid benefits of my company is 7 paid holidays, which are listed. However, in a company communication, the company has stated that if anyone takes a vacation day on a work day immediately before or after q of these holidays, he will not be paid for the holiday. Is this legal when this benefit is clearly outlined in the company benefits package?

Asked on September 20, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, North Carolina

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

There is no law on paid holidays: companies are not required to pay them, and if they choose to pay them, may set any policy they like. Furthermore, company policies are not set in stone--unless they are in an employment contract, the company may change them at will. From what you write, therefore, the company may legally make this its policy.

 


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