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    Do you pay your CNA time and half holiday pay?

    Hi all,
    Just curious how many of you, if any, pay your CNAs time and a half on holidays? If so, which holidays do you pay it? I ask because one of my CNAs (morning CNA) mentioned it last Easter, saying she should be getting holiday pay because of the Easter holiday. Thing is, she's been working for me for several years now and never mentioned it before and I never paid any of my CNAs holiday pay and never offered. Because she's an excellent CNA and had been complaining about her hourly pay, I decided to give her and the evening CNA the holiday pay.

    Problem is, the evening CNA then started asking about holiday pay on Memorial Day and I'm sure they'll be expecting it on Independence day. I'm not going to pay them time and a half every holiday, probably just the major holidays like Christmas, New Year's, Thanksgiving Etc. Just curious how others handle the situati on? What, if any holidays do you pay your CNAs time and a half holiday pay?

    While we're on the subject of pay, can I ask how much you pay your CNAs per hour? I pay mine $25 an hour which I thought was decent. I get 2 hours of care in the morning and 1 hour at night. Thanks for any info!


    Dan G.
    Dan G. in CT

    #2
    Here’s the law in regards to nursing industry getting time and a half for federal holidays. For Connecticut, I think that’s pretty good although for sticking with you, I’d suggest blessing them with a raise and Christmas bonus. I like to give gift cards to those who are especially industrious. Not to mention food! Inflation is hurting people and blessing your staff financially can make a difference.

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    • SCI-Nurse
      SCI-Nurse commented
      Editing a comment
      PCAs, CNAs, and HHAs are not legally "nurses". That term only applies to RNs and LVNs/LPNs. (KLD)

    • ricanstruction
      ricanstruction commented
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      That’s right. I use nurses so that’s why I mistakenly put that in. I recently had a similar issue with a nurse that demanded time and a half out of spite.  Typical of them. Never have I encountered such catty, malicious behavior until I had to deal with healthcare professionals.

    • SCI-Nurse
      SCI-Nurse commented
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      Each state is different. My state (CA) does not require 1.5X pay for holidays, but most employers give it as they cannot compete for nurses otherwise. Similarly, most pay more for weekends and night shift than they do for weekday days. I'm not sure state laws would apply to someone you hire privately (not from an agency). (KLD)

    #3
    i don/t as she works at a nursing home and comes by my house after work 1 hr if she is off she does not come i do give her a 1/2 week extra for birthday 1

    christmas is a match of 1 week like i pay her 20.00 hr for 5 hrs so christmas it will be 100.00 also if i die and she is still with me 500.00 a year to her like if i ie tomorrow she would get 2500.00 she does not know that but my will does

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      #4
      Holiday or overtime pay should have been included in your initial contract with your PCA, if you are private hiring. If you don't use a contract, rethink that, as it can spare you a lot of grief and arguments down the road. (KLD)
      The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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        #5
        I always include holiday pay for certain holidays throughout the year. Usually I cover New Year's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. My care giver is taking time away from her holiday and family to assist me so I want to make sure to let her know I appreciate her.

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