Navigating Holiday Premium Pay
There is no obligation under federal or state law to pay premium pay for holidays. Of course, you are obligated to pay overtime for any hours in excess of 40 hours in the workweek but premium pay is not statutorily required. Therefore, your decision to pay premium pay should largely be guided by your existing holiday pay policy, if one exists. If one doesn’t exist, realize that how you handle a particular situation may set precedence for future working holidays, so make your decision with that in mind.
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