Private employers generally are not obligated by state law to provide any holidays as paid (or unpaid) days off; however, most Oregon employers do observe at least six paid holidays.
Also, private employers are not required to:
• 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, paid holidays promised to employees, either orally or in employee handbooks, must be granted. Oregon courts have ruled that such promises are legally enforceable.