The FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) does not require payment for time not worked, such as vacations or holidays (federal or otherwise).
If an hourly, non-exempt employee works on a holiday and surpasses 40 hours during that work week, any hours worked over 40 would be considered overtime, and payable at 1 1/2 times the employee’s regular hourly rate.
If a holiday falls on the scheduled pay day, ARS (Arizona Revised Statute) 23-351 requires employers to pay on or before the scheduled pay day.
Holiday and vacation pay are generally a decision of the individual employer, and should be addressed in the company’s employee handbook.
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