Does your organization pay holiday pay if an employee calls in an unplanned paid vcation day (or sick day) before or after the holiday?
How does your holiday policy read...
we require employees to work the day before and after a paid holiday unless they have an excused absence.
We have the same policy - which is in our handbook. If you call in sick the day before or after a holiday, you don't get holiday pay.
In order to be paid for the holiday, employees must work the full workday before and the workday following the holiday. There are two exceptions whereby the employee can be paid for the holiday.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
1) If the employee has previously approved vacation for the day before or the day after the holiday, in which case the employee must work the full work day before and the full work day following their previously approved vacation.
2) The employee receives written management approval.
Holiday pay eligibility shall further depend upon the employee's working eight regular hours on the workday preceding, and eight regular hours on the workday following the holidays. The only exceptions to this rule shall be as approved by the supervisor if the employee is ill and has submitted a doctor's statement, if the holiday falls during the employee's approved vacation period, or if the employee leaves work on the workday before or after the holiday because of an industrial accident.
If a holiday falls within an eligible employee's approved vacation period, the employee shall be entitled to an additional day off at the beginning or end of the vacation period, or, at the company's discretion, to pay in lieu of that day. At times, business needs may require employees to work on a holiday. The company reserves the right to require an employee to work on a holiday.
I have an employee that does not have any vacation/sick/personal days left for this year and is requesting the Monday following Thanksgiving and the day after off. He is requesting to take Monday off without pay, but is wanting to know if he still gets paid for the two day holiday.
To be eligible for holiday pay, Employees must work 90% of the day before and after a holiday unless they have been approved for vacation or have an excused absence. This eliminates the unscheduled leave early issues prior to the holiday and those who have difficulty getting up on time following a holiday. This has been our policy for many years and it works well.