Why European workers have better vacation policies than Americans Key Points The United States is the only advanced economy that does not guarantee paid time off.

The European Union Working Time Directive, which was passed in the early 1990s, requires at least 20 working days of paid vacation in all EU countries.

While roughly 80% of U.S. workers have some kind of paid time off, nearly half of workers report not using all of their vacation time. The United States is the only advanced economy that does not guarantee paid time off.“You have entire cultures like France … where […]

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