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Holiday Pay

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Private companies in West Virginia are not required by law to provide additional compensation for holiday pay or vacation time. However, many companies choose to do so because they realize it’s a sacrifice to work on holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

That’s why it can be so frustrating when an employer refuses to pay additional money to you and other employees who worked on a holiday. You might think there’s nothing you can do since there are no state or federal employment laws requiring private employers to pay workers additional holiday pay.

Don’t be so sure. You have legal rights. And our experienced West Virginia employment law attorneys at Klie Law Offices can vigorously defend them. That’s why it’s important that you meet with us as soon as possible to discuss your potential legal case.

Common holiday pay violations

The most common wage and salary disputes involving holiday pay violations often involve employers refusing to pay additional money for work done on federal holidays. Other times, some companies refuse to pay employees at all for working on such days.

Many people work for companies that have contracts guaranteeing employees time-and-a-half or double time for hours worked on federal holidays, which include:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday
  • Washington's Birthday
  • Lincoln's Birthday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas

Many West Virginia companies also pay employees additional money or give the day off on West Virginia Day, which is June 20.

Whatever type of holiday pay dispute you’re dealing with, contact our law firm and schedule your free case evaluation today.

How our law firm can help you

Many companies have formal, legal contracts requiring them to pay employees additional money for working on a federal holiday. As your attorney, we can demand that your employer abide by its contractual obligations.

And if they refuse to do so, we can file a lawsuit against them and explore other available legal options, including filing a formal complaint against your company with the U.S. Department of Labor or another government agency.

Remember, you didn’t do anything wrong. In fact, you probably went above and beyond your normal work duties when you worked on a federal holiday. And you deserve to be fairly compensated for your time and effort. That’s why we want to help you.