Every fall, CBIA surveys its members to find out what paid holidays they will be offering their employees in the upcoming year.

The results of the latest survey reflect responses from 348 Connecticut firms.

Companies were also asked if they would be giving employees time off for paid holidays not included in the survey.

Columbus Day was mentioned most often, with approximately 5% of respondents saying that they will offer some time off for that holiday.

Survey Results

  • New Year’s Day Observance (Mon., Jan. 1)—99% of respondents offering this holiday
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday (Mon., Jan. 15)—12%
  • Presidents’ Day (Mon., Feb. 19)—27%
  • Good Friday (Fri., March 30)—54%
  • Memorial Day (Mon., May 28)—98%
  • Independence Day (Wed., July 4)—89%
  • Independence Day (and Thurs., July 5 or Fri., July 6)—7%
  • Labor Day (Mon., Sept. 3)—99%
  • Thanksgiving Day (Thurs., Nov. 22)—99%
  • Day after Thanksgiving (Fri., Nov. 23)—78%
  • Christmas Day (Tues., Dec. 25)—100%
  • New Year’s Day (Tues., Jan. 1, 2019)—97%

Results Breakdown: Manufacturers & Non-Manufacturers

Of the 348 companies that participated in the survey, approximately one-third were manufacturers and two-thirds were non-manufacturers.

  • New Year’s Day Observance (Mon., Jan. 1)—99% (manufacturers) | 98% (non-manufacturers)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday (Mon., Jan. 15)—5% | 16%
  • Presidents’ Day (Mon., Feb. 19)—25% | 29%
  • Good Friday (Fri., March 30)—73% | 42%
  • Memorial Day (Mon., May 28)—100% | 96%
  • Independence Day (Wed., July 4)—89% | 89%
  • Independence Day (and Thurs., July 5 or Fri., July 6)—10% | 6%
  • Labor Day (Mon., Sept. 3)—100% | 97%
  • Thanksgiving Day (Thurs., Nov. 22)—100% | 99%
  • Day after Thanksgiving (Fri., Nov. 23)—89% | 70%
  • Christmas Day (Tues., Dec. 25)—100% | 100%
  • New Year’s Day (Tues., Jan. 1, 2019)—95% | 98%

    For more information, contact CBIA's Phillip Montgomery (860.244.1982).