Employer Observance of Fourth of July

Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is a federal holiday, meaning all non-essential federal government offices are closed. Federal employees are paid for the holiday, but private employers are not required to observe federal or state holidays, such as the Fourth of July. In fact, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require payment for vacations or holidays, according to the Department of Labor (dol.gov).

There are a few studies that exist that look at how employers approach holidays and time off. According to BLR’s 2008 Survey of Employee Benefits, 97% of employers offer Memorial Day as a paid holiday. Only around 33% of employers offer President’s Day as a paid holiday. In regards to July 4, CareerBuilder’s Work Buzz blog states that, “With our national observance of Independence Day on July 4, many workers will have a paid holiday.”

So what are Northeast Ohio employers doing for the fourth of July? Based on the 2009 ERC Paid Holiday Survey, 91% of organizations polled are offering a paid holiday on Friday, while around 5% are offering a paid holiday on Monday. To view full results from this survey and learn how Northeast Ohio organizations observe other holidays, download the 2009 ERC Paid Holiday Survey Results.

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3 Responses to Employer Observance of Fourth of July

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