If you are a full-time nonexempt employee, you may be entitled to eight hours of holiday pay. (Under certain circumstances, an employee may earn additional holiday pay). To qualify, you must be in “paid status” for a portion of your scheduled shift before the holiday. As a part-time nonexempt employee, you may qualify for holiday pay if the holiday falls on your scheduled workday and you were in “paid status” during any portion of your shift immediately preceding the holiday. If this is the case, you will be paid the equivalent amount you would have been paid if there had not been a holiday. Check with your supervisor or personnel representative if you have a question regarding eligibility for pay. (NRS 236.015 and NAC 284.0742)
If you are a full-time nonexempt employee and your day off coincides with a legal holiday, your appointing authority may adjust your work schedule for the week, credit your account with eight hours of compensatory time at the straight-time rate, or pay you for the holiday.
Exempt employees receive their regular salary during a week in which a holiday occurs, regardless of whether they work or have the day off.
The State of Nevada and the University of Nevada, Reno offer 11 paid holidays. The following dates are paid holidays for all State of Nevada employees:
- January 1: New Year's Day
- Third Monday in January: Martin Luther King Day
- Third Monday in February: Washington's Birthday
- Last Monday in May: Memorial Day
- July 4: Independence Day
- First Monday in September: Labor Day
- Last Friday in October: Nevada Day
- November 11: Veterans' Day
- Fourth Thursday in November: Thanksgiving Day
- Friday following the Fourth Thursday in November: Family Day
- December 25: Christmas Day
If January 1, July 4, November 11, or December 25 falls upon a:
- Sunday, the Monday following must be observed as a legal holiday.
- Saturday, the Friday preceding must be observed as a legal holiday.
See NRS 236.015.