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Employers brace for vaccine vacation crunch

Apr 28, 2021
Americans are notorious for not taking vacations, but with so much pent-up demand, this year could be different.
Employers might receive a wave of employee time off requests in the near future, testing companies' flexibility.
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Dems' family agenda: tax credits, child care and school aid, paid leave

Feb 8, 2021
Now that the party's in control in Washington, progressives are aiming high.
Women, especially those with children at home, have lost or left work at unprecedented levels.
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Unplugging from work is extra hard ... and needed this year

Dec 25, 2020
It can be harder to disconnect from work, when the home is also your office.
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What are employers doing for workers amid the increased stress of COVID-19?

Nov 13, 2020
Some companies are giving workers extra time off, including more mental health days.
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Workers are putting off vacation as pandemic increases stress

Aug 17, 2020
Americans have never been great about time off. But now it's more difficult — and more crucial — than ever.
Workers are taking less time off during the pandemic. Even in normal times, Americans leave up to half their vacation days unused.
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It's "bring your flu to work" season

Dec 25, 2019
In a new survey 90% of professionals said they do it.
'Tis the season.
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Why unlimited vacation isn't all it seems

Jul 31, 2019
Research finds employees with unlimited vacation actually take less time off.
Palm trees are silhouetted before the sunset sky at Waikiki beach in Honolulu, Hawaii.
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American workers can suffer vacation guilt ... if they take vacations at all

Jul 12, 2019
Many vacation days are left untaken or spent tethered to devices.
Fewer than half of U.S. workers use their vacation days, a U.S. Travel Association survey says. Above, tourists sunbathe on the Magaluf beach in Mallorca.
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How to get the vacation you deserve

Ask a Manager's Alison Green explains how to plan for time off.
Comedian Hugh Lloyd and his wife, Carol, prepare to go to Australia in 1969.
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In a tight labor market, workers may be starting to feel more comfortable taking paid time off

May 28, 2018
More than half of American workers left unused vacation days on the table in 2017. That’s according to a survey commissioned by the U.S. Travel Association. But there are some signs that with low unemployment and a tight labor market, workers are feeling they can take more time off.  What role does paid time off […]