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Dear David: Alternative Day Off Required

Question:
What should we do when one of our designated paid holidays falls on a weekend when we aren’t open? Do we need to offer an alternative day off?  

Answer:
No, you don’t need to offer an alternative day off. There are no federal laws requiring private employers to provide paid time off for holidays. 

However, there are potential benefits to offering an alternative day off: 

  • It can boost employee morale. Employees won’t feel they “lost” a day off—and three-day weekends are always appreciated! 
  • It may save you from processing a host of time-off requests for weekdays around that holiday. 
  • It communicates your commitment to work-life balance, an important factor for engagement and retention. 

This information is from Mineral, a human resource solutions portal. Every month, we share an important HR Q&A. As a VMA member, you can also get other HR questions answered for free through your complimentary Mineral account. Contact jessica@visualmediaalliance.org for questions. 

David Katz
Vice President
VMA Insurance Services

To send your questions, write to david@visualmediaalliance.org

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