North Dakota Holidays laws & HR compliance analysis

North Dakota Holidays: What you need to know

North Dakota observes the following as official holidays:
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Every Sunday
January 1 New Year's Day
Third Monday in January Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Third Monday in February Presidents' Day
Friday before Easter Good Friday
Last Monday in May Memorial Day
July 4 Independence Day
First Monday in September Labor Day
November 11 Veterans Day
Fourth Thursday in November Thanksgiving Day
December 25 Christmas Day
The president of the United States and the governor of North Dakota may designate additional holidays. If New Year's Day, the Fourth of July, Veterans Day, or Christmas falls on a Sunday, they are observed on the following Monday. Holidays that fall on a Saturday are observed on the preceding Friday (ND Cent. Code Sec. 1-03-01et seq.).
State employers. North Dakota state offices are closed, and state employees receive the days noted above as paid days off. State offices must be closed at 12 p.m. on December 24, Christmas Eve day, if it falls on a workday (ND Cent. Code Sec. 1-03-01.1).
Private employers. Private employers are not obligated by state law to provide any holidays as paid (or unpaid) days off. However, most employers do observe several paid holidays.
Last reviewed on November 27, 2017.

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North Dakota Holidays Resources

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Handouts Managing Holiday Celebrations (Handout)
Policies Holidays
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