Holiday Employment – A Common Topic in Law and Business


This article addresses several important issues related to holiday employment, including what to do if your employees decide to work on a holiday. We also address the issue of religious holidays and the legal obligations employers have to pay their employees. If you have any questions, please contact Merriam-Webster. Holiday is a common topic in law and business, and many people have questions about its usage. We hope this article has answered some of your questions. If you’re considering hiring a new employee, read on to learn more.


There are a number of issues that arise when an employee requests to take time off. Some employees assume they can take full use of their annual leave entitlement. Others worry that if they take a holiday they will fall behind on their work or that they will fail to get the promotion or pay rise that they want. Still others may feel that they are not entitled to take time off for a variety of reasons, such as staff shortages or fear of management’s reaction.

Holiday pay varies depending on the nature of the job and the holiday itself. The law does not require employers to give workers any additional pay on federal holidays, but many employers opt to provide employees with some paid time off. The number of holidays that an employer may award depends on how many employees are hired and how long they have worked for the company. There are several types of employees, including hourly, salaried, and seasonal. All types of workers are entitled to paid time off, but not all of them receive paid holidays.


In most states, employers cannot require their employees to work on a holiday, including the Christmas holiday. Rhode Island and Massachusetts are the only states that require private employers to offer paid holiday leave to their employees. Employers who do give holiday leave must continue doing so unless they can provide adequate notice. The Massachusetts and Rhode Island laws allow for many exceptions to this rule. The exceptions generally apply to workers who aren’t exempt from working on these days.

The District of Columbia’s Emancipation Day is a legal holiday. Election Day is the first Tuesday in November in even-numbered years. Lincoln’s birthday falls on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. Columbus Day is a federal holiday observed on the Friday before Christmas. In addition, the District of Columbia observes Emancipation Day on April 16th every year. Some employers also give paid holidays to part-time employees, but this type of holiday is not a legal public holiday.

Paying employees for working on a holiday

While it’s not legally required by federal law to pay non-exempt employees for work done on a holiday, many employers do, and that’s perfectly acceptable. In many cases, employers can simply pay employees 1.5 times their usual rate for working on a holiday. But what if the holiday falls on a day that you don’t normally observe? If you do, you can find out by talking to your supervisor or Human Resources representative.

Whether or not to pay employees for working on a holiday depends on the nature of your business, the industry, and the job. Some companies offer their workers double pay, while others only offer time-and-a-half pay for work done on a holiday. Some organizations have a national holiday, like Juneteenth, which will fall on June 19th, which falls on June 19th in 2020. Whether your employees are paid double for working on a holiday is up to your discretion, but you should ensure that you comply with your employees’ rights.

Religious holidays

Various religious beliefs and practices recognize specific days throughout the year as religious holidays. These events are important ways to reinforce our relationships with family, loved ones, and the Divine. These holidays can also be useful for re-energizing relational identity among college students. Listed below are some religious holidays for the university community. Read on to find out what each holiday means. Here are some ways to remember them and celebrate them with family and friends.

Christmas: For Christians, Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus. In the traditional Nativity story, Christ was born in Bethlehem. Hindus celebrate various festivals that coincide with the seasons, each one unique in its virtues. In India, for example, the festival of Maha Shivaratri commemorates the overcoming of ignorance. Many people also observe the traditional fasting and meditation practices of this holy night. Listed below are a few of the world’s most important religious holidays for the rest of the world.