Number of Organizations Offering Juneteenth as a Paid Holiday Doubles
ASE has released its annual Holiday Schedule & Practices Survey, which assesses an organization’s policies and practices related to holiday leave and pay practices associated with time worked during recognized holidays. Highlights of the ASE 2024 Holiday Schedule & Practices Survey include:
Most organizations (25 percent) surveyed report offering 10 paid holidays each year; 14 percent report offering 11 paid holidays each year. The most common paid holidays include New Year’s Day (100 percent), Memorial Day (99 percent), Independence Day (100 percent), Labor Day (100 percent), Thanksgiving Day (100 percent), and Christmas Day (100 percent). Twenty one percent of employers report Juneteenth as a paid holiday, compared to just 12 percent last year.
Regarding holiday pay for employees that are part-time, data has shifted slightly since last year. 22 percent of employers report that part-time employees are given the day off with pro-rated pay (up four percentage points from last year) and 41 percent of employers report that part-time employees are not given holiday pay (up five percentage points from last year).
Up two percentage points from last year, 70 percent of employers plan on having an in-person holiday party at the end of the year.
“The year-over-year data changes showed minimal differences, yet we did observe a significant uptick in the number of companies offering Juneteenth as a paid holiday, which is now a federal holiday,” said ASE President and CEO, Mary E. Corrado.