How does holiday entitlement work in the US?

US employers are not obliged to give their employees paid vacation time. However, while employers are not legally required to give US employees paid holiday leave, the majority of employers do offer it.

Under US employment law, there is no requirement that employers offer paid leave to their US employees. However, the reality is that while there is no legal obligation to provide paid vacation time, the majority of US employees are offered some sort of paid holiday leave.

The amount of time US employees can take varies from employer to employer, but as a rule of thumb, US workers who have been employed with a company for a year can expect to get around 10 paid vacation days.

In general, American workers take less holiday time than anyone else in the developed world. You can learn more about holiday time and hiring US workers by reading our blog post on the subject.

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