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Feb17

General Holidays Off for Small Business

What are the general holidays that small businesses usually grant off? I know that legally they do not have to grant federal holidays. We only list 6 holidays a year in our employee handbook and we are looking to increase it for our company but I am not sure which are the “normal” days to have off might be.

Government employees are entitled to receive paid time off for certain American holidays. There is no law that requires the average private employer to offer time off for holidays, paid or unpaid.  Typically, companies offer from 6 to 12 traditional holidays. They are; New Year’s Day, Memorial  Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas. Other holidays typically offered are President’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Good Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, the day before or after Christmas, Veteran’s Day, Columbus Day and/or the employee’s birthday.

So basically you can decide what holidays you would like to offer your employees.

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