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Should Salary Paid Employees Get Holiday Pay?

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Here is my pay plan for salaried employed service advisors. Service advisor are required to work 5 days per week and can choose to either have a day off during the week or rotate Saturdays. On weeks where there is a holiday, as in Thanksgiving, the day of the holiday becomes their day off, not the day they originally selected. If the company closes for two days, as in Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, they would obviously get paid their usual salary and have both those days off.

 

The issue with this plan is that if a service advisor chooses every Monday, for example, he will not have off Monday in a week where the holiday falls on another day, as in Thanksgiving week. And, if the holiday falls on his chosen day, Monday, as in Memorial Day, the service advisor feels that he as somewhat lost out because the shop was closed anyway.

 

I would like your thoughts on my plan, is it fair? Should there be an additional consideration for holidays.

 

All other full time hourly paid employees will get paid for a holiday if the holiday results in the employee not attaining his or her regular 40 hours.

 

I hope I made this clear, and would like to hear from other shop owners.

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