US companies are not required by law to allot any paid holidays to employees. The number of paid days off is left to the discretion of employers but often aligns with the federal holiday schedule. On average, American private industry workers receive eight paid holidays a year.
However, events such as the declaration of Juneteenth as a federal holiday, Thanksgiving decolonization efforts, and Diwali gaining recognition in New York City have put diversity-specific holidays under the spotlight. This means companies may need to decide how to acknowledge diversity-related holidays, when to give time off, and how to ensure policies are inclusive.