People are asking...

Is my company mandated to give me a specific number of paid holidays?

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.

Who do I contact if my company has not provided me the benefits it promised?

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.

Do you provide information on the detailed provisions of employer-provided health insurance plans?

Answer: Yes. Please see chapter 1 of the "National Compensation Survey: Employee Benefits in Private Industry in the United States, 2003" bulletin. (PDF).


Last Modified Date: July 2, 2008