2016 Thanksgiving Holiday Practices


The vast majority of American workers will be lucky enough to be paid AND have the opportunity to sleep in four days in a row over the Thanksgiving weekend, according to findings from Bloomberg Law’s annual nationwide survey of holiday practices.  According to the seminal survey of U.S. employers, which has been conducted annually since 1980, a full four in five employers will grant workers Thanksgiving and the following day off with pay.

Bloomberg Law has been tracking Thanksgiving employer practices since 1980 and this year’s survey is based on a survey of senior human resource and employee relations executives representing nearly 450 employers.  The survey was administered in September 2016 and respondents represent a wide range of U.S. employers across a range of industries.

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