Know Your Rights: Holiday Leaves
Your SEIU Local 1000 Union contract contains hundreds of articles governing your hard-earned rights, including wages, benefits, and working conditions. This overview explains how our 96,000 represented state workers are entitled to 11 observed holidays and how you’re paid for those holidays, should you be required to work on one of those days.
Employees who work any of these six holidays will be paid at 1.5 times their regular rate of pay, and will also earn up to 8 hours of holiday credit.
- New Year’s Day (January 1)
- Memorial Day (last Monday in May)
- Independence Day (July 4)
- Labor Day (first Monday in September)
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas (December 25)
Employees who work any of these five holidays will be paid at their regular rate of pay, and will also earn up to 8 hours of holiday credit.
- Martin Luther King Day (third Monday in January)
- Presidents’ Day (third Monday in February)
- Veterans Day (November 11)
- César Chávez Day (March 31)
- The day after Thanksgiving
Contract Article 7 – Holidays – contains many provisions affecting holiday scheduling, compensation, and overtime calculation, which can differ, based upon the state agency you work for, your bargaining unit, or Work Week Group.
Know your rights – learn more about holidays and other contract provisions using our online, mobile-friendly contract search tool at contract.seiu1000.org
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