I had a qiuck question related to how salary and benefits work for salaried exempt employees, specifically in the state of Florida (If that changes anything)

If an employee is salaried exempt, are they entitled to holiday pay?

For example, labor day is an upcoming holiday, is a salaried employee entitled to pay for that day, if they work any other day that week?

Additionally, can company specific probationary periods have any effect on this?

Thank you!

  • I'm confused by your question. If you're "salaried, exempt", then what difference does it make whether or not you worked for any day in the same week as a "holiday" or even on that particular day? My understanding of "salaried, exempt" is that you're paid the same no matter if you work 8 hours or 80, and words like "holiday" and "weekend" are only used when (if) you're at home, because they're irrelevant to your work schedule ... – brhans Aug 26 '19 at 17:21
  • I was told by my employer that i'm not paid for holidays until i've been here 90 days, but i'm a salaried employee who does not receive overtime, my understanding is that they can't withold holiday pay from exempt employees, i'm trying to get clarification of it that is the case or not, and to be clear, I mean holiday as in a national holiday, not the uk meaning of vacation – Salaried Exempt Employee Aug 26 '19 at 17:32
  • Ok - but again afaik in the US there's no such thing really as a "national holiday" because the federal government doesn't regulate that kind of thing. Your employer is also not under any obligation to give you any paid time off for Labor Day, Independence Day, etc. – brhans Aug 26 '19 at 17:44
  • @brhans my understanding is that if i work even a single day in a week as a salaried exempt employee i'm entitled to that full week's pay, wouldn't that make the holiday irrelevant and i would be expecting the same pay as usual, even if i don't work labor day? – Salaried Exempt Employee Aug 26 '19 at 17:45

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