I've been at my new job since mid April and tomorrow will be my first holiday to work. All the floor staff is required to work every other holiday, and holidays worked is time and a half for pay. Holidays off are not paid anything. I am a full time NOC nurse. Our shift is 10-6 and sometimes 11-7. Holidays are the night of. I am just finding out through other NOC staff that those that are scheduled to work the holiday are only paid time and a half up until midnight and then paid their regular wage. The night staff that work the night before the holiday are paid time and a half from midnight till 0600 or whenever they punch out, regardless of whether or not it's their holiday to work! I've never heard if this before! I don't understand how the night of July 4th is my holiday to work but I'm only going to be paid two hours worth of holiday pay?! That does not seem fair or even legal! If the whole shift is my holiday to work than I should be paid holiday pay for the entire shift worked, right?!
Jul 3, '14
This is pretty standard. You are paid holiday pay based on when you work, not when your shift starts. A similar situation is that the weekend for nights often starts at 11pm Friday evening, and ends after Saturday evening shift. Those working "Sunday night" may not be getting w/e differential.
The flip side is that 1/2 the time you will Not be "working the holiday" but will be getting the holiday pay when you are there in the early holiday hours. It all balances out in the end.
Last edit by MrChicagoRN on Jul 3, '14