• LinkedIn
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google+

Do holidays require extra pay?

by on
in Compensation and Benefits,Human Resources

Q. We need some of our employees to work during the holidays. Are we required to pay them extra for those days?

A. Unless you have a policy that states otherwise, you are not required to pay employees any additional wages for working on holidays. There is no state or federal law that requires Texas employers to pay additional wages for working on any day of the year, including holidays.

In fact, Texas laws do not require employers to observe any holidays or to pay employees if time off for holidays is granted.

If, however, you plan to either give employees certain holidays off (with or without pay) or to pay them additional wages for working on certain holidays, you should institute a uniformly applied policy.

In particular, the policy could specify:

  • What happens if an employee works during a paid holiday
  • Whether to offer employees “compensatory holidays” in the event that they must work through a paid holiday.

Keep in mind that under federal law, companies with 15 or more employees are subject to religious discrimination laws. Those employers may be required to allow time off to employees with religious convictions on certain holidays in order to observe religious customs, unless doing so would be an undue hardship for the business.

Like what you've read? ...Republish it and share great business tips!

Attention: Readers, Publishers, Editors, Bloggers, Media, Webmasters and more...

We believe great content should be read and passed around. After all, knowledge IS power. And good business can become great with the right information at their fingertips. If you'd like to share any of the insightful articles on BusinessManagementDaily.com, you may republish or syndicate it without charge.

The only thing we ask is that you keep the article exactly as it was written and formatted. You also need to include an attribution statement and link to the article.

" This information is proudly provided by Business Management Daily.com: http://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/33795/do-holidays-require-extra-pay "

Leave a Comment