Can employers take holiday pay away if you work on the holiday?

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Can employers take holiday pay away if you work on the holiday?

If you are to be paid for 8 hours for a
holiday but your employer has you
work for 4 hours that day they pay you
for 4 hours at time and a half and then
take 4 hours of the 8 for holiday pay
away is that legal to take away part of
the holiday pay

Asked on April 16, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Massachusetts

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Yes, that is perfectly legal. There is no right to holiday pay in the law: it is voluntary on the part of employers to provide it. It being voluntary, employers can set any rules they like on it, including that you do not get holiday pay in addition to pay for actually working.


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