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Why We're Offering Our Employees Paid Time Off To Protest

Tommy Stadlen | Posted 04.18.2017 | Politics
Tommy Stadlen

In December 1942, with global democracy at risk, Polaroid’s founder Edwin Land gathered his staff in Harvard Square with a startling and inspiration...

Real-Life Dream Boss Actually Wants You To Work Less, Sleep More And Travel The World

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business

Tech companies are notorious for offering job "perks" that function like gilded handcuffs: fancy benefits like free meals and laundry that keep you ti...

What to Make of Bernie Sanders' Democratic Socialism?

Jon Wisman | Posted 11.10.2016 | Politics
Jon Wisman

The Occupy Wall Street movement and now Bernie Sander's embrace of democratic socialism claim that anti-government politics have gutted the American dream, created inequality in income, wealth, and privilege not seen since the 1920s, and led to economic dysfunction.

Americans Overwhelmingly Support A Vacation Mandate

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics

There is no law guaranteeing U.S. workers paid vacation, but the vast majority of Americans think there should be one, according to a new HuffPost/You...

Arthur Delaney

Bernie Sanders Wants To Bring Back Your 40-Hour Workweek | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) thinks Americans may have forgotten about the 40-hour week. "A hundred...

Ryan Grim

This Bernie Sanders Idea Treats All Workers Like They're Real People | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) launched his presidential campaign in Burlington, Vermont, Tuesday, ticking off a list of well-known progressive reforms h...

Friday Talking Points -- A Democratic Economic Platform for Next Time

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans in Congress just won a smashing electoral success by essentially doing nothing but mercilessly block Obama's agenda. That, to put it another way, is a winning formula for them with their base voters.

This Company Gives New Hires A Paid Vacation Before Their First Day

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.20.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

About 40 percent of American workers plan to let their paid vacation days go to waste this year, thanks to fears about what will happen if they get aw...

Dave Jamieson

Americans Believe Paid Vacation Should Be A Worker's Right | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans overwhelmingly support the idea of requiring large U.S. employers to provide their workers with at least some paid vacation ti...

40 Percent of American Workers Will Leave Paid Vacation Days Unused

Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.19.2014 | Travel
Arianna Huffington

An important new study released this morning by Travel Effect found that 40 percent of American workers will leave paid vacation days unused. The four reasons cited the most are the dread of returning from a vacation to piles of work (40 percent), the belief that no one will be able to step in and do their job for them while they're gone (35 percent), not being able to afford it (33 percent) and the fear of being seen as replaceable (22 percent). "Americans suffer from a work martyr complex," said Roger Dow, President and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association. "In part, it's because 'busyness' is something we wear as a badge of honor." Clearly, we need to work harder about working smarter -- by not working all the time. The "work martyr" complex needs to go the way of the Dictaphone, typewriter and green eyeshades as relics of the workplace of the past (okay, I like typewriters, but you get the idea).

The Case for Guaranteed Minimum Vacation for US Workers

Johan Svanstrom | Posted 09.17.2014 | Travel
Johan Svanstrom

It's time that the U.S. catch up with Canada, Germany and Japan and every other advanced nation in the world, and it's time to bring vacation equality to those 28 million working Americans. Paid vacation for workers in the 21st Century workplace is a policy whose time has come.

Best Places to Work: (Your Company Here)

Posted 12.11.2013 | Business

It's no coincidence that the same qualities that make your company a great place to work can also help you grow your business. Think about it: A great...

Why It's Important to Encourage Employee Vacations This Holiday Season

Julia Neumer | Posted 02.08.2014 | Business
Julia Neumer

It's clear employee breaks from work are critical to the health of any organization. A team that is worked too hard without coming up for air risks the chance of becoming disengaged or aggrieved.

Who Gets The Most Paid Vacation?

The Huffington Post | Carlo Davis | Posted 08.06.2013 | World

It's August again and in Europe that means "out of the office" messages, "closed" signs, and desolated streets. August 1st marks the unofficial start ...

7 Tips That Will Guarantee Your Vacation Request Is Approved

Rana Florida | Posted 09.07.2013 | Business
Rana Florida

Don't disappoint your family or friends by getting stuck in the office. Here are some tips to ensure you get to take your vacation on your schedule.

Katy Hall

The Basic Work Perk Americans Don't Get | Katy Hall | Posted 04.19.2013 | Healthy Living

Vacations have been shown to benefit sleep, improve mental health and productivity year-round, cut the risk of heart attack and strengthen connections...

Should Startups Offer Employees Paid Vacation Time Off?

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 12.16.2012 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Some companies are paying people to take vacations (or offering unlimited vacation time). Would you do this in your business? Why or why not?

Taking Time Off Can Improve Health and Productivity

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 10.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Considering the price we pay in terms of our health and well-being, it may be time to question whether our traditional work ethic -- which is essentially chasing the dime, no matter what -- is still a worthy or even sustainable concept.

Back From Three Weeks Vacation With a Bold Proposal

Robert Reich | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

Here's a bold proposal I offer free of charge to Obama or Romney: Every American should get a mandatory minimum of three weeks paid vacation a year.

Company PAYS You To Go On Vacation...A Nice Sum Too

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 07.13.2012 | Small Business

How would you like to get paid extra to go on vacation? That's what one company in Denver is doing for its employees. As CEO of FullContact Bart Lo...

5 Reasons Using Your Vacation Days Is Good For Your Health

Linden Schaffer | Posted 08.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Linden Schaffer

People who pride themselves on not taking their vacation days ruin it for the rest of us! Taking off for a week long or longer is not only good for your health, but it can improve your work too. Here are five reasons to claim those vacation days.

Peaceful Revolution: Paid Leave Makes Horse Sense

Jodie Levin-Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jodie Levin-Epstein

Giving U.S. workers some paid time off just makes horse sense. If horses can get it, why can't their bosses?

Paid Vacation Bill Goes To The Hill

Huffington Post | Susan Crile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A bill to be introduced into Congress on Thursday would require employers to provide employees with paid vacation time. The Paid Vacation Act of 200...

Chinese May Finally Get Annual Paid Vacays

China Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Legislative Affairs Office of China's State Council has given the public ten days to make submissions on its draft regulations on paid vacation. ...