Division of Labor and Industry


Holidays and Holiday Pay:  No Entitlement - The Maryland Guide to Wage Payment and Employment Standards


Unless there is an employment contract, agreement or policy providing for such benefits, state law does not guarantee days off for holidays or any special holiday pay for private sector employees, except an unpaid religious day of rest each week for retail employees who give prior written notice to their employers. Moreover, an employer may require an employee to work on a holiday, and is not required to pay extra in doing so.