Utah Holidays laws & HR compliance analysis

Utah Holidays: What you need to know

Utah observes the following as official holidays:
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Every Sunday
January 1 New Year's Day
Third Monday in January Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Third Monday in February Washington and Lincoln Day
Last Monday in May Memorial Day
July 4 Independence Day
July 24 Pioneer 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
Any day appointed by the president of the United States or the governor of the state.
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 (UT Code Sec. 63G-1-301).
State employees. In addition to the above holidays, state employees may choose one day called a Personal Preference Day scheduled according to the rules adopted by the Department of Human Resource Management.
Private employees. Private employers are not obligated by state law to provide any holidays as paid or unpaid time off. However, many Utah employers observe some of the following practices:
• Paying premium pay to employees who work on holidays
• Counting unworked hours on holidays as "hours worked" when computing overtime
• Paying employees for unworked hours on holidays
Last reviewed on January 9, 2018.

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Utah Holidays Resources

Type Title
Handouts Managing Holiday Celebrations (Handout)
Policies Holidays
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