Everything you need to know about holidays

We are close to celebrating some of the most important and exciting holidays of the year, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. From now on, we hope that you can spend some fun time with your family and loved ones and that this coming 2022 will bring you much prosperity in all your projects.

In the world of work, there are different options for days off: vacation, sick days, and legal or government holidays. Legal holidays are days when government offices are usually closed, and these holidays can also apply to private-sector employees.

Whether you are a non-exempt or exempt employee determines how your pay may or may not be affected by a legal holiday. Employees working in hourly wage jobs fall into the non-exempt category. While not required by law, employers often pay non-exempt employees overtime when they work more than 40 hours per week and when they work vacation, they may qualify for vacation pay, which is equal to a time and a half (150% of your hourly rate).

California legal holidays include national holidays, which are holidays observed by the federal government and each of the 50 states, such as New Years Day and Thanksgiving. And California also recognizes more state-specific holidays, such as César Chávez Day (in honor of the labor leader and civil rights activist) and Admission Day (the anniversary of California’s admission to the Union).

California Holidays:


Holiday Date
Every Sunday Every Sunday
New Year’s Day January 1
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Day (3rd Monday of January)
Lincoln day February 12
President’s Day (Washington’s birthday) (3rd Monday of February)


Cesar Chávez Day * March 31st
Memorial Day (last Monday in May)
Independence Day July 4th
Labor Day 1st Monday of September
Admission Day September 9
Columbus Day (2nd Monday of October)
Veterans Day November 11th
Christmas  December 25th
Good Friday April 15

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