Answer: Contrary to popular beliefs, employers are not obligated under Federal laws to grant paid holiday benefits to their employees. Most establishments, however, do provide paid holidays. Nearly three-fourths of workers with holidays receive between 6 and 10 days. See the latest Benefits Survey.
Answer: The Fair Labor Standards Act prescribes standards for wages and overtime pay, which affect most private and public employees. The Wage and Hour Division of the Employment Standards Administration administers the Act.
Answer: Yes. For the most recent information, see the latest benefit publication found at www.bls.gov/ncs/#publications.
Last Modified Date: October 30, 2008