Holiday Pay: Did Your Employer Pay You Fairly?

Understanding Labor Law

A San Francisco employment lawyer with the Law Offices of Daniel Vega can help you protect your rights if your employer failed to pay your overtime pay. But what about holiday pay? Employment Law Bay AreaPer the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers do not have to pay for federal holidays, vacations, or other time not worked, except under certain highly specific circumstances. For instance, if you have a government contract, the agreement can stipulate the vacation and holiday benefits. A regulation known as 29 CFR Part 4.174 details how and under what circumstances holiday fringe benefits need to be paid to federal government contractors. Employers also don’t have to pay more for work done on the weekends or on holidays. However, if you work more than 40 hours in a week — or eight hours in a single day — you may be eligible for overtime pay. According to the FLSA, overtime pay at a rate of at least one and one-half times the regular rate of pay is required after 40 hours of work in a workweek. Your employer has the right to choose when their business is open, be that weekends, holidays, or regular days of rest. That being said, do your homework and read through your employment agreement regarding holidays and workweek schedules. If your employer is in violation of the agreement, it’s time to call an employment attorney. Your boss may be obligated to certain terms and conditions.

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We understand that these technicalities can be overwhelming. The best way to understand your rights under the FLSA, California labor laws, and other critical employment laws and regulations, is to get in touch with experienced Bay Area attorneys at the Law Offices of Daniel Vega. Call us now at (415) 287-6200 for a free and confidential consultation.