Oklahoma Holidays laws & HR compliance analysis

Oklahoma Holidays: What you need to know

Oklahoma observes the following official holidays:
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Each Saturday
Each Sunday
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
November 11 Veterans Day
Fourth Thursday in November Thanksgiving Day
Day after Thanksgiving
December 25 Christmas Day
The Monday before Christmas (if Christmas is on a Tuesday)
The Friday after Christmas (if Christmas is on a Thursday)
If any holiday falls on a Saturday, it is observed on the preceding Friday; if any holiday falls on a Sunday, it is observed on the following Monday (OK Stat. Tit. 25 Sec. 82.1).
State employees. Government offices close on these holidays, and state employees are entitled to them as paid days off. If any state employees are required to work on a particular holiday, they are entitled to a paid day off from work on some alternative date, or may be paid in lieu thereof (OK Stat. Tit. 25 Sec. 82.1).
Private employers. Private employers are not required by state law to provide any holidays as paid (or unpaid) days off; however, the majority of Oklahoma employers observe at least six paid holidays. No Oklahoma law requires that employers:
• Pay premium pay to employees who work on holidays.
• Pay employees for unworked hours on holidays.
• Count unworked hours on holidays as “hours worked” when computing overtime.
Nevertheless, many Oklahoma employers do observe some or all of these practices.
Last reviewed on December 20, 2017.

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Oklahoma Holidays Resources

Type Title
Handouts Managing Holiday Celebrations (Handout)
Policies Holiday
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