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May 19, 2008
How Many Employers Observe Memorial Day?

Memorial Day is one of the most observed holidays by employers, according to BLR's 2008 Survey of Employee Benefits.

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Ninety-seven percent of employers offer Memorial Day as a paid holiday to exempt employees and nonexempt office workers. Ninety-five percent of employers offer the day as a paid holiday to nonexmpet plant workers.

Among the five regions of the country, employers in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic region are the most likely to offer Memorial Day as a paid holiday to employees. Employers in the South are least likely, according to the survey.

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