State employers. Florida public offices are closed on: New Year's Day; Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.;Memorial Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Veterans Day; Thanksgiving Day; Friday after Thanksgiving; and Christmas Day. Public employees are entitled to these days as paid days off. Holidays that fall on Sundays are observed on the following Monday. Holidays falling on Saturdays are observed on the previous Friday (FL Stat. Ann. Sec.110.117).
Private employers. Private employers are not obliged by state law to provide any holidays as paid (or unpaid). No Florida 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 Florida employers do observe some or all of these practices.