Metairie, LA asked in Civil Rights for Louisiana

Q: Kenner police officer works on July 4th but the city of Kenner observed the holiday on the 5th so that city workers can

Have off on the Monday which is the 5th because the 4th is a Sunday. So, the officers that work on Sunday July4th don’t get holiday pay but the officers that work on Monday July 5th do get holiday pay. Is this legal? If so can you show me where? I just do not see how officers that work on the actual holiday can be denied holiday pay.

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Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: You should contact an employment lawyer in the Jefferson Parish area and sit down and discuss the specifics of this matter. Additionally, does the Kenner police have a labor contract in effect and if so, what does the contract say as to when one receives holiday pay? It is possible (and I do not know) that the contract, if one exists, answers your question.

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