Wednesday, August 14, 2013

US Paid Vacation Days vs the Rest of the First World

America: 0 days paid vacation, 0 days paid holiday by law.
America, your vacation time sucks.

American Vacation Law vs OCED Countries
France: 30 days paid vacation, 1 day paid holiday.
United Kingdom: 28 days paid vacation.
Norway: 25 days paid vacation, 2 days paid holiday.
Denmark: 25 days paid vacation.
Finland: 25 days paid vacation.
Sweden: 25 days paid vacation.
Germany: 24 days paid vacation, 10 days paid holiday.
Austria: 22 days paid vacation, 13 days paid holiday.
Portugal: 22 days paid vacation, 13 days paid holiday.
Spain: 22 days paid vacation, 12 days paid holiday.
Italy: 20 days paid vacation, 11 days paid holiday.
Belgium: 20 days paid vacation, 10 days paid holiday.
New Zealand: 20 days paid vacation, 10 days paid holiday.
Ireland: 20 days paid vacation, 9 days paid holiday.
Australia: 20 days paid vacation, 8 days paid holiday.
Greece: 20 days paid vacation, 6 days paid holiday.
Netherlands: 20 days paid vacation.
Switzerland: 20 days paid vacation.
Canada: 10 days paid vacation, 9 days paid holiday.
Japan: 10 days paid vacation.
America: 0 days paid vacation, 0 days paid holiday mandated by law.

 

American Vacation Facts:

•1 in 4 private-sector workers in the US do not receive any paid vacation or paid holidays.
•28 million Americans don’t get a vacation.
•The average paid vacation + paid holidays provided to U.S. workers in the private sector is less than the minimum required by law in nearly every other rich country.
•Only 69% of low wage workers have vacation.
•Only 36% of part time workers have any paid vacation.

Source:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_statutory_minimum_employment_leave_by_country

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