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How many holidays does your firm observe?

The vast majority of workers had a nice, long weekend to celebrate the Fourth of July. But how does the rest of your company’s holiday calendar compare to the competition?

Almost all (90% ) companies observe the standard six U.S. holidays, which include New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day — according to BLR’s 2010 Survey of Paid Time off Practices.

In addition, 64% of companies oberserve the Friday after Thanksgiving, 30% observe Washington’s Birthday/President’s Day and 26% observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

And the holidays least-likely to be observed by employers:

  • Yom Kippur (1%)
  • Rosh Hashanah (1%)
  • Election Day (1%),
  • and Lincoln’s Birthday (2%).

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