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BY LAW, DO WISCONSIN TRUCK DRIVERS GET HOLIDAY PAY?

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Rod:

No, Wisconsin state law and federal wage/hour laws do not require private employers to grant paid time off for holidays or extra pay for working on a holiday. However, if by working on a holiday you work more than 40 hours in that calendar week, then under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), you would be entitled to at least "time and a half" for all hours worked in excess of 40 in that week, based on your regular hourly rate of pay.

This answer assumes you are not covered by any union contract or individual employment contract which would provide for holiday pay.

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I can answer questions about any U.S. labor or employment law question. I cannot answer questions about non-US law. I am not a specialist in employee benefit law (ERISA and HIPAA) or Workers' Compensation law, but will do my best to point questioners toward good resources availabe online. Expertise includes, without limitation, EEO/Affirmative Action/Employment discrimination (Title VII, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans With Disabilities Act, GINA, Fair Credit Reporting Act as applied to employment); Fair Labor Standards Act; Texas labor code; Family Medical Leave Act; employee compensation; discipline and dismissal; force reductions, severance pay programs and administration; collective bargaining, union representation, grievances and arbitration, National Labor Relations Act and National Labor Relations Board; employee handbooks; staffing; dispute resolution outside of traditional labor agreements; employee communications; employment policies and compliance programs; codes of ethics; employment or labor litigation.

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30+ years experience as corporate counsel for a Fortune 100 telecom company, specializing in labor and employment law issues. In addition to providing day-to-day advice to my company's internal HR leadership and staff, I've represented the company in numerous labor arbitration cases and at the bargaining table.

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J.D. 1979, Harvard Law School. B.A., Summa Cum Laude, 1976, Illinois Wesleyan University.

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