State employees. Except for Flag Day, all state offices are closed on the holidays listed, and state employees are entitled to the holidays as paid days off (NY Civ. S. Appx. Sec. 28-1.1).
Private employers. Private employers are not required by state law to provide any holidays as paid (or unpaid) days off. No New York state law requires that employers:
• Pay premium pay to employees who work on holidays
• Pay employees for unworked hours on holidays
• Count unworked hours on holidays as “hours worked” when computing overtime
However, many state employers follow one or more of these practices.
Reviewed September 2015.