Nebraska Holidays laws & HR compliance analysis

Nebraska Holidays: What you need to know

Nebraska observes the following as official state holidays (NE Rev. Stat. Sec. 25-2221):
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January 1 New Year's Day
Third Monday in January Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Third Monday in February Presidents' Day
Last Friday in April Arbor 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
Day after Thanksgiving Day after Thanksgiving Day
December 25 Christmas Day
The governor may designate additional holidays. If a holiday falls on Sunday, it is observed on the following Monday; if a holiday falls on a Saturday, it is observed on the preceding Friday. Except for Veterans Day, if a date designated as a holiday by the state is different from the federal holiday schedule, the federal schedule will be observed.
State offices are closed on these holidays, and public employees are entitled to them as paid days off.
Private employers are not required by state law to provide holidays to their employees as paid (or unpaid) days off. However, the vast majority of Nebraska employers observe several paid holidays.
Last reviewed on December 13, 2017.

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Nebraska Holidays Resources

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Handouts Managing Holiday Celebrations (Handout)
Policies Holidays
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