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Holiday FAQ

The office is closing for a few days over the holidays and I am being told I will not be getting paid for those days. Do they have to pay me the entire week?​​

Under the Minimum Wage Law and the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act, an employer is obligated to pay an employee for all time worked. For both salaried and hourly employees, if a portion of the week is not completed, the entire salary amount is not due.


An employee is not entitled to vacation, severance pay, sick pay or holiday by law. However, the employee may enter into an agreement with their employer to use some kind of benefit time for those days not worked (vacation, sick, PTO, etc.).​​​