Are US workers entitled to paid holiday?

US workers are not legally entitled to paid holiday. There is no law that obliges US employers to offer it. However, in practice, the majority of US employers provide paid holiday to their workers.

US workers are renowned for taking very little holiday compared to workers in the UK or Europe.

While US workers are not legally entitled to paid holiday leave (as there is no law obliging US employers to offer paid vacation days), the majority of US employers do offer paid holiday to their employees.

The amount of paid holiday US workers receive varies from employer to employer. However, as a general rule of thumb, you can expect to offer your US worker at least 10 days of paid vacation time each year. Foothold America will handle the HR logistics if you’d like to hire a US employee on behalf of your UK business.

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