North Carolina Legal Holidays Laws

A legal holiday is a day set aside by the federal or state government to honor an event or historical figure on which employees must be paid a higher hourly wage (usually 150 percent of the regular rate). North Carolina legal holiday laws recognize Greek Independence Day, Confederate Memorial Day, and other holidays that reflect North Carolina's unique culture and history.

The following is a complete list of North Carolina's legal holidays. See FindLaw's Employment Law section to learn more about your rights as an employee.

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Holidays New Year's Day; Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday; Good Friday; Independence Day; Labor Day; Veterans Day; Thanksgiving; Christmas; Memorial Day; Robert E. Lee's Birthday; Washington's Birthday; Greek Independence Day; Anniversary of signing of Halifax Resolves; Confederate Memorial Day; Anniversary of Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence; Yom Kippur; Columbus Day; and the Tuesday after the first Monday in November in election years

Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact a North Carolina employment law attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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