My entire store was hired in July. We were all promised holiday pay after 90 days of work. Thanksgiving is rolling in and we are all told 2 days ago that we will not be getting holiday pay due to the policy change August 1st. Can they do that? Should that not just apply to those employees hired from that day forward?
It depends on what you mean as that term is used for different payments.
1. You get the holiday off but still get paid
2. You work a holiday but get paid time and a half or double time
In either of these situations as long as you are told before the holiday that this is the policy, the employer can do it.
3. Holiday bonus- you get a bonus for being employed during the holiday
If you have a contract, the contract controls. If there is no contract, there is no right to a bonus.
If it is not one of these situations, then please respond. But ultimately, as long as you are informed prior to the holiday, there is no legal recourse in the vast majority of cases.
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