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Autor:  PPAULO
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Data:  20/OUT/2010 9:01 PM
Assunto:  Ponto facultativo
 
Mensagem: 

  Yeah, Visitante statutory holidays seems like an apt definition.

 

   As for "optional" it sounds like it have a different meaning, depending on wich latitude it is spoken.

   For example: in Texas it appears being optional in the sense of taking the day off in another date. =>

http://www.puc.state.tx.us/holiday.cfm
Optional Holidays: An employee is entitled to observe Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Good Friday, and Cesar Chavez Day if the employee agrees to relinquish a state holiday (skeleton crew day) during that same fiscal year. If a skeleton crew day is not worked following the optional holiday taken off, either a day of vacation leave will be charged, or the employee’s pay will be docked for the amount owed the state.

 

 

  In Canada

  http://www.statutoryholidays.com/
 "Civic Holiday on the first Monday of August is an optional holiday - provincially regulated employers are not required by law to give this day off. It's called Simcoe Day in Ontario."

 

  So, it seems like being ''optional'' in the sense being left to regulation on part of the provinces.

 

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  If I am not missing something in between.

 

  Ah, in Brazil "ponto facultativo" is a paid day off, but to civil servants.  It can be a federal, state or even a county day off.

  On the other hand, there are public holidays (mainly in state level).   But, sometimes in some cities) that are supposed to be taken by everyone, tough it is optional in some ways.           I mean, some state civil servants go to work (it is optional to all institutions of  the state, so some of them will require that they work others will not).

  

 

  And there are holidays that are to certain categories of workers, take "dia do comerciário" (day of workers in commerce), in this day many commerce-related business and shops close their doors (the streets of cities get deserted) but some government institutions (mainly federal civel servants) don´t take the day off.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Ponto facultativo  –  Intruder  19/OUT/2010, 10:41 PM
Ponto facultativo  –  Teacher  20/OUT/2010, 2:39 AM
Ponto facultativo  –  PPAULO  20/OUT/2010, 7:29 AM
Ponto facultativo  –  PPAULO  20/OUT/2010, 7:34 AM
Ponto facultativo  –  Visitante  20/OUT/2010, 8:50 AM
Ponto facultativo  –  Breckenfeld  20/OUT/2010, 4:33 PM
 Ponto facultativo  –  PPAULO  20/OUT/2010, 9:01 PM
Ponto facultativo  –  Breckenfeld  21/OUT/2010, 3:52 PM
Ponto facultativo  –  PPAULO  21/OUT/2010, 6:40 PM

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