Arizona Holidays laws & HR compliance analysis

Arizona Holidays: What you need to know

Arizona observes the following official holidays:
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Every Sunday
January 1 New Year's Day
Third Monday in January Martin Luther King Jr./Civil Rights Day
Third Monday in February Lincoln/Washington Presidents' Day
Second Sunday in May Mothers' Day
Last Monday in May Memorial Day
Third Sunday in June Fathers' Day
July 4 Independence Day
First Sunday in August American Family Day
First Monday in September Labor Day
September 17 Constitution Commemoration Day
Second Monday in October Columbus Day
November 11 Veterans Day
Fourth Thursday in November Thanksgiving Day
December 25 Christmas Day
If New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr./Civil Rights Day, Presidents' Day, Independence Day, Veterans Day, or Christmas Day falls on a Sunday, it is observed on the following Monday. If New Year's Day, Independence Day, Veterans Day, or Christmas Day falls on a Saturday, it is observed on the previous Friday. When Constitution Commemoration Day falls on a day other than Sunday, the holiday will be observed on the Sunday preceding September 17 (AZ Rev. Stat. Sec. 1-301).
State employers. Arizona public offices are closed on these holidays. By law, public employees are entitled to only New Year's Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day as paid days off (AZ Rev. Stat. Sec. 38-608).
The other listed holidays may be paid days off at the administrative discretion of each state agency. However, as a practical matter, many of the listed holidays have been paid days off for state employees in recent years.
Private employers. Private employers are not obligated by state law to provide any holidays as paid (or unpaid) days off. Most employers, however, do provide employees with several paid holidays. No Arizona ...

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Arizona Holidays Resources

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Handouts Managing Holiday Celebrations (Handout)
Policies Holidays
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