Am I Entitled To Holiday Pay?
With the year-end approaching and the holiday season upon us, many workers wonder about holiday pay and overtime pay, and what compensation they are entitled to under state and federal laws.
One of the first questions is to consider is whether you are exempt or non-exempt. Exempt employees are generally those that make a certain amount of money per week and perform certain types of “white collar” work. Non-exempt workers are typically hourly workers. If you have questions concerning whether you are exempt v. non-exempt, an experienced Georgia overtime attorney can help answer your wage and hour questions.
If you are a non-exempt employee, you may be entitled to holiday pay and overtime pay. Although the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) doesn’t require payment for time off – you may be entitled to pay for these days based on an employment agreement.
If you do work holidays and are considered non-exempt, this may be a great way to earn extra money in holiday and overtime pay. In some situations, you may be entitled to receive holiday pay. For example many jobs pay double-time to employees required to work on a holiday. Holiday pay is different than overtime – you are entitled to receive holiday pay for all non-overtime hours worked on a holiday. If you work overtime on a holiday, then you may also be entitled to overtime pay. Overtime pay is calculated at one and one-half times your regular rate of pay for every hour worked in excess of 40 hours in a workweek.
Earning overtime and holiday pay can be a great way to earn a little extra spending money during the holiday season. Alternatively, many workers cherish time off on holidays to spend with their families. If you have questions concerning your right to pay – or your right to take time off – contact the experienced Atlanta wage and hour attorneys at Buckley & Klein, LLP, dedicated to helping Georgia workers receive all the compensation they deserve.