Paid holidays: Should the time be accrued?

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Question: “In my 30-year career, I’ve never heard of a company requiring that holiday time be accrued, i.e., each pay period an employee accrues the time, but if the employee doesn’t have enough accrued time and a holiday rolls around then it’s time off without pay. Is this legal?” — Peg

My company also makes us accrue time to cover holidays as well. Supposedly the time is built into our accrual. However, we are allowed to go into a negative balance if a company holiday rolls around and there isn't enough time to cover it, but ONLY for company holidays.

Posted by: Tiffany | September 19, 2008 at 02:27 PM

It is not illegal, but most companies have paid holidays as a standard benefit. Depending on what type of company I think there are holidays you have to close or close early but then again, unpaid is still legal. No law states that you have to pay employee when you are closed or they do not work, even maternit...(register to read more)

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