Every fall, CBIA surveys its members to find out what paid holidays they will offer employees in the coming year.

The results of the latest survey reflect responses from 324 Connecticut firms.

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

No particular holiday dominated those responses; the most common choices were Columbus Day and the offer of floating holidays.

Survey Results

  • Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday (Mon., Jan. 18)—15%
  • President's Day (Mon., Feb. 15)—27%
  • Good Friday (Fri., April 2)—59%
  • Memorial Day (Mon., May 31)—98%
  • Independence Day Observation (Fri., July 2)—23%
    • Monday, July 5—68%
    • Facility/office closed for the week of July 5—3%
    • Other—6%
  • Labor Day (Mon., Sept. 6)—98%
  • Thanksgiving Day (Thurs., Nov. 25)—99%
  • Day after Thanksgiving (Fri., Nov. 26)—77%
  • Christmas Eve (Fri., Dec. 24)—60%*

*Twenty-eight percent of survey respondents indicated they are giving employees additional paid time off at Christmas:

  • Half day on Christmas Eve—29%
  • Closed Christmas week—17%

**Seventeen percent of respondents reported giving employees additional paid time off at New Year's:

  • Half day on New Year's Eve—1%
  • Closed between Christmas and New Year's—17%

Survey Demographics

Company type:

  • Manufacturing—46%
  • Non-manufacturing—54%

Company size (by number of employees):

  • 1-24—56%
  • 25-74—27%
  • 75-149—10%
  • 150-249—5%
  • 250-499—2%
  • 500-plus—0%

For more information, contact CBIA’s Phillip Montgomery at 860.244.1982.