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USA Holiday Calendar Dates for 2017 Vacation Planning

2017 Vacation Planning Calendar - Take More Time Off

2017 is full of official public holidays that you can easily turn into vacations and travel opportunities. This is my annual VacationCounts post listing all the holiday dates for the new year. Have you made a New Year’s resolution to never take your company holidays for granted? My advice is to treat holidays just like paid […]

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Time Matters, So Learn Why You Need To Take Back Your Vacation Time

Time Matters Conference - John de Graaf Welcome

I attended the 2016 Time Matters Conference in Seattle and have so much to report on how to fight back against time poverty in America. The range of speakers covered all aspects of this critical issue facing working people across the country. I was blown away by their insights, expertise, research, and passion. This annual […]

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Why an Unlimited Vacation Policy is NOT What You Think

Unlimited Vacation? How many days do you really have?

Wow, you’ve won the vacation lotto and can take all the vacation days you wish! Where are you going to go now? Or should I ask “How many days are you going to take off now?” Should all of us be jealous of those who have an “unlimited” vacation policy at work? My gut reaction […]

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Vacation Days and Paid Time Off Work Policies – Top 10 Questions to Ask HR

Ask About Vacation Top 10 HR Questions

Asking your Human Resources contact the right questions when starting a new job is essential to make sure that you fully understand your vacation benefits inside and out. The following list of questions can be used as a guide on what to ask. At some point you’ll be meeting with your HR representative whether that is […]

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USA Holiday Calendar Dates for 2016 Vacation Planning

2016 Holiday Vacation Calendar USA Planner

Mark your calendars with every company holiday in 2016! Our annual list post tells you how to leverage the most common holidays offered to U.S. employees so we can all take more vacations. Of course your actual holidays off from work will vary.  That is why the start of the year is the best time to review your official holiday […]

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Vacation Rollover in the USA Policy Survey

Vacation Rollover Survey Graphic

Most U.S. workers are familiar with rolling over vacation days, but unfortunately there is no national policy covering what is legally required by your employer. The laws vary at the state level with some states offering a bit of vacation pay protection and others not doing so much. So it pays to know your vacation […]

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