floating holiday

noun

Definition of floating holiday

US
: a paid day off from work that is granted by an employer in addition to the paid holidays observed during a calendar year and that is taken on a day chosen by the employee

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Examples of floating holiday in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This week’s legislation to create the first federal holiday in nearly four decades came together quickly, prompting companies to make decisions about whether to give time now—or later—or offer a floating holiday or no time off. Patrick Thomas, WSJ, 18 June 2021 In 2020, June 19 became a floating holiday for Milwaukee County employees to honor and celebrate Black life and attend Juneteenth Day celebrations throughout Milwaukee. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12 June 2021 Councilman Schron on Tuesday offered an alternative plan to turn the Friday after Thanksgiving from a work holiday into the county’s only floating holiday and to only allow county employees to work the polls for general elections. Robin Goist, cleveland, 25 May 2021 Last year, the board voted 4-3 for the floating holiday. Rochelle Olson, Star Tribune, 11 May 2021 The move comes after County Executive David Crowley declared June 19, 2020, a floating holiday for government employees by executive order last week. Mary Spicuzza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 25 June 2020 Because Lent always starts exactly 46 days before Easter Sunday, its dates always depend on Easter, which is a floating holiday. Juliana Labianca, Good Housekeeping, 11 Jan. 2021 Because Lent always starts exactly 46 days before Easter Sunday, its dates always depend on Easter, which is a floating holiday. Juliana Labianca, Good Housekeeping, 11 Jan. 2021 Because Lent always starts exactly 46 days before Easter Sunday, its dates always depend on Easter, which is a floating holiday. Juliana Labianca, Good Housekeeping, 11 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of floating holiday

1952, in the meaning defined above

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27 Jun 2021

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“Floating holiday.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/floating%20holiday. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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