Can employers take holiday pay away if you work on the holiday?
Question Details: If you are to be paid for 8 hours for a holiday but your employer has you work for 4 hours that day and they pay you for 4 hours at time and a half but then take 4 hours of the 8 for holiday pay away, is that legal?
Yes, that is perfectly legal. There is no right to holiday pay in the law: it is voluntary on the part of employers to provide it. It being voluntary, employers can set any rules they like on it, including that you do not get holiday pay in addition to pay for actually working.
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