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That is a short list....and not out-lining what happens when a paid holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday is a quick way to legal problems.  If you do not codify it, and "play it by ear", you could be open to some liability.

 

When I was running my own show, our list was:

 

New Years Day

Good Friday

Memorial Day

4th of July

Labor Day

Thanksgiving Day

Day after Thanksgiving

Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

New Years Eve

 

+1 Floating, which most people took as their birthday.

 

If a paid holiday falls on a Saturday, the Friday preceding is taken as the holiday.  If it falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is a holiday.

 

It is in the book, so people know what their holidays are well in advance without having to ask, or have the uncertainty of "playing it by ear" when things fall on weekends.  They deserve the day off, they earned it.  Why take it away because of the arbitrary luck involved when it falls on a weekend?  It just sends the wrong message.

 

1 year, 8 months ago on In the Trenches: Choosing Company Holidays

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