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Federal Holidays to Consider Including in a Time Off Policy

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As we near the end of 2022, now is a good time to start planning your business calendar for 2023. Like many companies, you will need to decide which federal holidays, if any, to recognize as part of your overall business decisions. What are the official federal holidays? The United States has established by law 12 permanent federal holidays. The first four federal holidays were created in 1870, when Congress granted paid time off to…

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Why We Take a Break from Labor in September

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Every September, Americans look forward to a long weekend and a day off from work for our beloved “end of summer” holiday: Labor Day. This day was created to celebrate the American worker and the trade and labor groups that support them. Observance of the Labor Day holiday evolved over a period of years, but most historians agree that the true start of Labor Day ties back to a parade and picnic that took place…

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