Vermont Legal Holidays Laws
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The seasons come and go, marked as much by the holidays we have circled on our work calendars as the turning leaves in the fall, snow in the winter, and sunshine in the summer. For some, legal holidays can help us remember historical figures and events as well as mark the passing of the working year. While getting a three-day weekend is fantastic, not all holidays are treated equally, and not all employers treat holiday pay the same. So here is a quick summary of legal holidays laws in Vermont.
Vermont State Holidays
Vermont state offices are closed on legal holidays, and state government employees are entitled to these as paid days off. Typically, if any legal holiday which falls on a Saturday it will be observed on the preceding Friday. Any legal holiday which falls on a Sunday shall be observed on the following Monday.
Private employers are not required by state law to provide any holidays as paid (or unpaid) days off. However, many Vermont employers do grant at least six (6)paid holidays. Check you employment contract or speak to your human resources department to learn more.
Bennington Day in Vermont
Bennington Battle Day is a state holiday in Vermont to honor of the Battle of Bennington, which took place during the Revolutionary War in North America in 1777. The day is usually celebrated annually on August 16.
The following is a complete list of Vermont's legal holidays. See FindLaw's Employment Law section to learn more about your rights as an employee.
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