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Leave Policy: Floating Holidays

All full-time, regular employees receive two floating holidays per year in addition to [Company Name]'s regular paid holidays. These two floating holidays may be used only for religious or cultural holidays, employee birthdays, or other state or federal holidays during which [Company Name] remains open.

Floating holidays are available at the beginning of each calendar year for all current employees. A new employee hired before the end of the first half of the calendar year will receive two floating holidays upon hire; a new employee hired during the second half of the calendar year will receive one floating holiday upon hire.

Employees must specify the event for which they are requesting to use a floating holiday. The request must be scheduled and approved in advance by the employee's immediate supervisor.

Floating holidays will not be carried over to the next calendar year, nor may they be cashed out if not taken or paid upon termination of employment. 


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