Easter is a religious holiday in the United States, but it is not a holiday from work. Easter this year is on Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Some organizations will close for Easter, but that depends on the employer. If you have to work on Easter Sunday, employers are not required to pay employees extra (over and above your normal rate of pay) for working on a holiday unless you have a contract that stipulates holiday pay.
Employers may designate holidays as paid time off, however they aren't required to give you the holiday off from work.
The federal government provides employees with ten paid holidays each year, not including Easter:
- New Year's Day
- Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Washington's Birthday
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day (4th of July)
- Labor Day
- Columbus Day
- Veterans Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day