What happens when a holiday falls on an employee's scheduled day off?
When a holiday (as identified in WAC 357-31-005
) falls on an employee's regularly scheduled day off, the employer must provide that employee an in-lieu of holiday as follows:
(1) For a full-time employee who is eligible for holiday compensation, the employer may:
(a) Designate the prior or the following work day as the holiday;
(b) Provide the employee with equivalent paid time off; or
(c) Allow the employee to request an alternate work day to observe as the holiday. The employer may require that the employee request an alternate day off within the same pay period as the holiday.
(2) For a part-time general government employee who is eligible for holiday compensation, the employer must compensate the employee on a pro rata basis in accordance with WAC 357-31-020
(3) For a part-time higher education employee who is eligible for holiday compensation, the employee is entitled to the equivalent paid time off for the holiday that their monthly schedule bears to a full-time schedule.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06
RCW. WSR 05-08-136, § 357-31-030, filed 4/6/05, effective 7/1/05.]