June 19 Added as Federal Holiday
Update Applicable to:
All federal employers, and possibly those who work as federal contractors.
On June 17, 2021, President Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, designating Juneteenth as the 11th federally recognized public holiday.
What are the details?
June 19 has become the newest recognized federal holiday with the passing of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act. This grants all federal employees a paid holiday, while federal contractors and private employers may choose whether or not to offer this paid holiday.
What do employers need to do?
Federal contractors and other private employers should choose if they are going to offer this paid holiday. If they have decided to offer it as a holiday, they should let their employees know and update their policies related to paid holidays.