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No-Vacation Nation

No-Vacation Nation

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This report reviews the most recently available data from a range of national and international sources on statutory requirements for paid vacations and in 21 rich countries (16 European countries, Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, and the ). In addition to our finding that the United States is the only country in the group that does not require employers to provide paid vacation time, we also note that several foreign countries offer additional time off for younger and older workers, shift workers, and those engaged in community service including jury duty. Three countries even mandate that employers pay vacationing workers a small premium above their standard pay in order to help with vacation-related expenses. Almost every other rich country has also established legal rights to Paid Holidays over and above . We distinguish throughout the report between paid vacation B or paid annual leave, terms we use interchangeably B and , which are organized around particular fixed dates in the calendar. Our analysis does not for other reasons such as sick leave, parental leave, or leave to care for sick relatives.

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