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2019 Holiday Survey

Thank you to the 52 companies that participated in this survey!

1. New Year’s 2019 (Tuesday, January 1)

  • Tuesday, January 1 only (63%)
  • Monday, December 31 & Tuesday, January 1 (31%)
  • 1/2 day Monday, December 31 & all day Tuesday, January 1 (6%)

2. Martin Luther King Day

  • Monday, January 21 (27%)

3. President’s Day

  • Monday, February 18 (10%)

4. Good Friday (Easter is Sunday, April 21)

  • Friday, April 19 (full day) (17%)
  • Friday, April 19 (half-day) (4%)

5. Memorial Day

  • Monday, May 27 (96%)

6. Independence Day (July 4)

  • Thursday, July 4 only (90%)
  • Thursday, July 4 & Friday, July 5 (10%)

7. Labor Day

  • Monday, September 2 (94%)

8. Columbus Day

  • Monday, October 14 (3%)

9. Veteran’s Day (Monday, November 11)

  • Monday, November 11 (10%)

10. Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 28)

  • Thursday, November 28 only (19%)
  • Thursday November 28 & Friday November 29 (79%)

11. Christmas (Wednesday, December 25)

  • Wednesday, December 25 only (40%)
  • Tuesday, December 24 & Wednesday, December 25 (40%)
  • Other (please specify) (19%)
    • Monday through Wednesday
    • Monday December 24, 2018 through Tuesday January 1, 2019
    • Employees have the opportunity to bank extra hours worked so that they can be off the entire week of Christmas
    • December 18-31
    • 1/2 Day Tuesday 24 & Full Day Wednesday, December 25 (4 responses)
    • Entire week of Dec 23-27
    • December 25-Jan 1

12. Plant Shutdown

  • Mid-Year (0%)
  • Year-End (12%)

13. Floating Holidays

  • 1 day (19%)
  • 2 days (12%)
  • 3 days (0%)
  • More than 3 days (4%)

14. Miscellaneous – Please list other holidays (e.g., employee’s birthday, Rosh Hashanah, etc.) observed by your company.

  • Employee Birthday (4 responses)
  • Boxing day
  • Individuals take off for personal time their religious holidays.
  • We have 1 day built in to our PTO plan for BD after an associate has completed 5 years of service
  • We typically also give an additional company-paid holiday during our year-end office closure. This is determined based on company performance for the year.
  • Employee’s birthday, except for fire bargaining unit, they get Easter

15. What is your method of compensating exempt employees who work on a holiday?

  • Day’s pay + regular pay (8%)
  • Day’s pay + time-and-a-half for actual hours worked (2%)
  • Day’s pay + double-time for actual hours worked (0%)
  • Comp-time (19%)
  • Do not offer special pay for holidays (50%)
  • Other:
    • Provide a day off to be used later in teh calendar year. If the holiday is late in the year, then we allow a floating holiday to carry over into the next year.
    • May take the holiday a different day.
    • Day of Pay + Stipend
    • We leverage PTO for all time off (Holidays, Vacation time and Sick Time), therefore exempt and non-exempt employees do not use PTO if they work a holiday.
    • We do not work on a Holiday
    • Employees do not work holidays; office shuts down (2 responses)
    • Try to float the holiday for them
    • Do not work on holidays

16. What is your method of compensating non-exempt employees who work on a holiday?

  • Day’s pay + regular pay (38%)
  • Day’s pay + time-and-a-half for actual hours worked (21%)
  • Day’s pay + double-time for actual hours worked (4%)
  • Comp-time (0%)
  • Do not offer special pay for holidays (13%)
  • Other:
    • They may have another day off to be used in calendar year. If they holiday they work is later in the year, we allow a floating holiday to carry over into the first quarter of the new year.
    • Days pay plus they can take the holiday a different day
    • Depends on union contract language
    • Time and half for all hours worked (3 responses).
    • Employees do not work holidays; office shuts down
    • General employees in addition to the 8 hours of holiday pay, a full-time employee who is required to work on the holiday will be compensated for up to eight hours at one and one-half times their hrly rate.

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