Idaho Holidays laws & HR compliance analysis

Idaho Holidays: What you need to know

Idaho observes the following as official holidays:
Every Sunday
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January 1 New Year's Day
Third Monday in January Martin Luther King Jr., Idaho Human Rights Day
Third Monday in February Washington's Birthday, Presidents' Day
Last Monday in May Memorial Day
July 4 Independence Day
First Monday in September Labor Day
Second Monday in October Columbus Day
November 11 Veterans Day
Fourth Thursday in November Thanksgiving Day
December 25 Christmas Day
In addition to the holidays listed above, the president of the United States or the Idaho governor may appoint additional holidays.
If a holiday falls on Saturday, it is observed the preceding Friday; if a holiday other than Sunday falls on Sunday, it is observed the following Monday (ID Code Sec. 73-108).
Idaho state government offices are closed on the above-noted holidays and state employees are entitled to these as paid days off. Employees who work on a holiday can take an alternative day off; they cannot receive additional compensation (ID Code Sec. 67-5302).
Private employers are not obligated under Idaho law to provide any holidays as paid (or unpaid) days off. However, most employers do offer at least six paid holidays.
Last reviewed on November 8, 2017.

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Idaho Holidays Resources

Type Title
Handouts Managing Holiday Celebrations (Handout)
Policies Holidays
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