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Holidays and Winter Break

Bentley Observes the Following Holidays:

New Year’s Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Presidents’ Day

Patriots’ Day

Memorial Day

Independence Day

Labor Day

Columbus Day

Day Before Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Day After Thanksgiving

December 24th

Christmas Day

In addition, the University generally closes between December 26 and December 31 for Winter Break.  Employees are paid for those days at their regular rate of pay for any hours they would have otherwise been scheduled to work on those days.

The dates on which these holidays and Winter Break will be observed each year are posted on the Human Resources web page.

Union employees should consult their collective bargaining agreement for a list of holidays and provisions regarding holiday pay.

Holiday Pay

Employee Classification

Holiday Pay

Faculty

Regular pay

Full-time exempt staff

Regular pay

Full-time non-exempt staff

Straight-time pay for hours regularly scheduled to work on the date a holiday is observed

Part-time exempt staff

Regular pay if scheduled to work on the date a holiday is observed

Part-time non-exempt staff

Straight-time pay for hours regularly scheduled to work on the date a holiday is observed

Less than half-time staff

No holiday pay

Union employees

Terms of applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement apply

Employees Who Work on a Holiday

In addition to their holiday pay as indicated above, non-exempt staff who work on a holiday will also be paid for any hours worked on a holiday at their straight time rate, or overtime rate if the hours worked on a holiday result in the employee working more than 40 hours that work week. I.e., non-exempt employees will be paid “double time” for hours worked on a holiday (or two and a half times their regular rate of pay if overtime is involved). Exempt employees who work on a holiday may schedule a compensatory day off with approval of their supervisor.  Employees must get advance approval from their supervisors before working on a holiday.

Date last revised:  April 15, 2015