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Holiday pay is not legally required in any state, so an employer has a great deal of latitude in how they choose to work that pay system. It doesn't legally have to be in writing how they choose to work it.
If they have made employees aware that if they are late on a holiday they will not receive holiday pay, that is perfectly legal. Certainly, having it writing would make it easier for them to prove they made people aware, but if notice has been given that that is how they treat the pay, then yes it is absolutely legal. The issue is notice...not that it be written.
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