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At this time of year, EAF frequently fields questions about what days companies are closing in observance of year-end Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

EAF has recently conducted a survey of its membership to determine what days employers will be observing year-end Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Below are the results of that survey:

 

Christmas (Wednesday, December 25, 2014) Response Percent
Thursday, December 25 26%
Wednesday, December 24 & Thursday December 25 24%
Partial day December 24 & all day December 25 16%
December 24 through December 26 (Wed., Thurs., Fri.) 10%
Thursday, December 25 & Friday, December 26 15%
Closed entire week or week between Christmas & New Year 9%

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New Year’s 2015 (Thursday, January 1) Response Percent
January 1 72%
December 31 and January 1 6%
Partial day December 31 & all day January 1 7%
January 1 & January 2 7%
Other:

  • December 31, January 1 & January 2 (3 cos.)
  • Company shutdown last 2 weeks of the year (4 cos.)
8%

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Contributed by Christine Crews, SPHR, is Vice President of Human Resource Services for the Employers Association Forum, Inc. (EAF). EAF is a non-profit corporate membership-based association dedicated to serving the business and HR communities with world-class HR tools, hotlines & legal compliance, news & trends, surveys & economic data, benefits & insurance, risk management, training & consulting, and leadership & organizational development. HCCMO members receive discounted rates on all EAF classroom training at EAF’s training center in Longwood. Click here for currently scheduled programs: http://www.eafinc.org/online_store/training/HCCMO/training_programs.pdf.

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