Bill Would Mandate Paid Vacation For U.S. Workers

Law360, New York (May 22, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., has introduced legislation that would, for the first time, make paid vacation a requirement under federal law.

The U.S. is currently the only industrialized nation without a minimum annual leave statute. But if Grayson's bill, known as the Paid Vacation Act, becomes law, then the Fair Labor Standards Act would be amended to require companies with at least 100 employees to offer at least one week of paid vacation annually.

Three years after enactment, those same companies would be required to offer...
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