Full-time employees who have completed 30 days of continuous employment will be paid for each of the following days the company chooses as holiday observances:
- Memorial Day
- 4th of July
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
- New Year’s Day
Observed holidays that fall on a Saturday are generally observed on the Friday before. Observed holidays that are on a Sunday are generally observed on the Monday after the holiday. Always check with your Manager in the event of on-call or scheduling issues to verify the observed day.
All full-time continuous employees shall be paid eight (8) hours at their basic rate. Holiday pay is not calculated for purposes of overtime if you do not perform emergency services on the holiday. Employees who perform emergency work on a holiday will receive 8 hours of holiday pay in addition to any hours worked on that day. Emergency hours worked on any of the above holidays will be paid at double the employee’s hourly rate.
In order to receive pay for an observed holiday, an employee must have worked the last regularly scheduled day prior to, and the first regularly scheduled day following the holiday. Employees’ who have approved time off at least 2 weeks in advance and have the approval of their manager, will be paid for the holiday. An employee on approved leave of absence will not be eligible for holiday pay, or other company benefits.
Eligible employees who work 32 or more hours per week will receive one Floating Holiday per year that must be used within the year it is earned. A Floating Holiday request must be made in the same manner as a PTO request and is taken only as an 8 hour paid day. For current employees, a floating holiday is earned on January 1st of each year and if not used during the year, is deleted by January 1st of the next year. It is paid at the regular hourly rate of 8 hours and is not calculated for overtime pay purposes within the week it is used. A Floating Holiday is not a company observed holiday and is exempt from double time calculations should the employee choose to work that day. Employees who volunteer to work on the day they have requested off will be credited back the 8 hours, but it still must be used within the year it is earned. Unused Floating Holiday hours are not paid at the time of termination of employment and do not carry over to the next year.
If there is a requirement for your attendance at religious observances during working hours, please notify your supervisor of your needs at least two (2) weeks in advance of such events. This would be time off without pay. If you are normally scheduled to work on such a day, for example Easter morning, you may request to take that day off. However, you may be required to make up the time taken off during the same workweek. Any employee who requires an accommodation for prayers should speak to Human Resources immediately.
Jury and Witness Duty
You may be excused from work without pay for jury duty or if you are subpoenaed as a witness. You may use PTO time or take the time off without pay. While serving on jury duty, you are required to return to work whenever possible. For example, if court adjourns early one day, you must return to work and perform your regular duties for the remainder of your regularly scheduled hours. Please provide a copy of your summons to your supervisor prior to serving.