Ohio Holidays laws & HR compliance analysis

Ohio Holidays: What you need to know

Ohio observes the following dates as official holidays:
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January 1 New Year's Day
Third Monday in January Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday
Third Monday in February 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
Ohio state government offices are closed on these days, and state employees are entitled to them as paid days off. If a legal holiday falls on a Sunday, the next day is observed as the holiday; if it falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday is observed as the holiday (OH Rev. Code Sec. 124.18 to Sec. 124.19).
Private employers are not obligated by state law to provide any holidays as paid (or unpaid) days off. However, most employers do provide at least six paid holidays.
Last reviewed on November 8, 2017.

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Ohio Holidays Resources

Type Title
Handouts Managing Holiday Celebrations (Handout)
Policies Holidays
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