Notifying employees. Holiday pay is considered “wages” under the state's Wage Payment and Collection Law (PA Stat. Tit. 43 Sec. 260.1et seq.).
The Law requires employers to inform employees, when they are hired, of the amount of their wages (including any paid holidays). Notification may be given by posting or by collective bargaining agreement where copies are available to employees. Employers that fail to grant a promised holiday may be liable for the amount due.
State employees. State employees are entitled paid time off on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. Employees who work on designated holidays are entitled to compensatory time off, if taken within 90 days of the holiday. Those who work on holidays but don't take compensatory time are paid at their regular rate in lieu of the time off.
Private employers. There is no Pennsylvania law requiring that private employers:
• Pay premium pay to employees who work on holidays.
• Pay employees for unworked hours on ...