What are the public holidays in the United States?
There are 11 federal holidays in the U.S.; however, employers are not required to recognize and provide paid holidays. The “Standard 6” federal holidays observed by most employers are New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Federal Public Holidays
- New Year’s Day (Jan 1)
- Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Varies)
- President's Day (Varies)
- Memorial Day (Varies)
- Juneteenth (Jun 19)
- Independence Day (Jul 4)
- Labor Day (Varies)
- Columbus Day (Varies)
- Veterans Day (Nov 11)
- Thanksgiving Day (Varies)
- Christmas Day (Dec 25)
What is the probation period in the United States?
Since the general practice is an at-will relationship in the U.S., there is no mandatory probation period.
What are the working hours in the United States?
There is no mandatory limit for work hours under federal law. Common practice is 40 hours per week.