We’ve all been there, the day you show up at the post office or the local courthouse and are confused as to why it’s not open. It’s often a holiday like Columbus Day that your employer may not give you off. To help you avoid awkwardly standing outside a closed state building in the future, the following chart lists the state holidays in Connecticut.
|Code Section||Connecticut Statutes Section 1-4: Days Designated as Legal Holidays|
|Holidays||The state of Connecticut celebrates the following holidays:
When a holiday falls on a Saturday, it’s celebrated on the preceding Friday and when it falls on Sunday, it’s celebrated on the following Monday.
Many jobs must continue even if it’s a major holiday, like Thanksgiving or Labor Day. For example, we still need emergency services and hospitals to operate as illnesses and accidents don’t know it’s a holiday. It’s possible your employer provides you additional pay as an incentive to work on that day, or a condolence for being the newest hire or the employee that drew the short end of the stick. Sadly, unless you’re employment agreement states otherwise, you aren’t legally entitled to extra pay or overtime if you’re required to work on a holiday in Connecticut.
Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact an attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.
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