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Oregon Holidays: What you need to know

Oregon observes the following as official holidays:
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Every Sunday
January 1 New Year's Day
Third Monday in January Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday
Third Monday in February Presidents' Day
Last Monday in May Memorial Day
July 4 Independence Day
First Monday in September Labor Day
November 11 Veterans Day
Fourth Thursday in November Thanksgiving Day
December 25 Christmas Day
The governor or president may appoint additional holidays.
If a holiday falls on Sunday, it is observed on the following Monday. If a holiday falls on Saturday, it is observed on the preceding Friday (OR Rev. Stat. Sec. 187.010).
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.
Beginnning on Veterans Day 2013, employees who are veterans may take Veterans Day off if they provide the employer with 21 days' notice and documentation showing veteran status. The employer can deny the time off if it would cause it to "experience significant economic or operational disruption, or undue hardship." Within 14 calendar days of Veterans Day, the employer must inform the employee whether he or she may take off on the holiday and, if so, whether the time off will be paid or unpaid.
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