No, your employer is not required to pay you overtime unless you exceed 40 hours of work in a 1 week period. The origin and religion of your employers have nothing to do with this law.
This answer does not constitute legal advice and you should contact an attorney to confirm or research further any statements made in this answer. Any statements of fact or law I have made in this answer pertain solely to New York State and should not be relied upon in any way in any other jurisdiction.
Your boss does not have to pay you extra for working on a holiday. However, if you work more than 40 hours in a week you are entitled to overtime assuming you are not an exempt employee.
I am a former federal and State prosecutor and have been handling criminal defense and personal injury cases for over 17 years. The above answer, and any follow up comments or emails, is for informational purposes only and not meant as legal advice.
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