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Unfortunately, there is no law that requires employers to pay employees for holidays. If your employer has an express policy guaranteeing payment for holidays, then you could try to argue they have a contractual obligation to pay. But otherwise, employees do not have a right to compensation for hours they did not actually work.
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That would be what I'm referring to above when I talk about if there is an employer policy to pay holidays. If your benefits packages promises paid holidays and your employer does not pay a holiday then you could argue breach of contract, since you worked in reliance on the reasonable expectation of this paid holiday. So, in this circumstance, you may have recourse, even though there is no law that would otherwise require paid holidays.
I hope this clarifies.
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