Do i need to pay employee for labor day if retail store is closed.
One of my employees who works 14 hrs per week asked me if she gets paid for Labor day because it is her usual day to work(monday) our business was not opened that day. We are in Massachusetts. I have 4 part time hourly waged employees.
I need to be able to show this to her in writing so if you can suggest a website to get the answer in writing that would begreat
Whether you pay your employee or not for the Labor Day holiday depends on what was promised at the time of hire. For example:
Do any part time employees receive paid holidays in your company? IF no, then you do not need to pay it.
Is Labor Day one of the paid holidays that part time employees receive or no? If no, then you do not need to pay it.
Or do you not have a holiday policy yet? If you offer no paid holidays for part time, you should have that in writing.
The labor law in MA states that you must pay ‘promised’ holidays.
Quite often paid holidays are only given to full time employees, but it depends on what your standard policy is, not just for this employee but for any employee. I would review your current holiday policy, and if you don’t have one, consider our article https://fitsmallbusiness.com/holiday-pay-policy/
Here is the Massachusetts labor law poster with the information you requested.
Hope this helps!
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