July 4th is a federal holiday, so lots of businesses close. US law certainly doesn’t require you to close your business, nor does it require you to pay your employees extra if they do work on the 4th, but most likely, your company considers it a holiday. This year, the 4th is on a Tuesday, so I’m going to make a radical proposal: Treat the 3rd like a holiday as well. Here’s why:
An Awesome Four Day Weekend
Instead of having to work Monday, have Tuesday off, and then come in on Wednesday, your employees could have a great four day weekend. That allows people time to travel, relax, or get some summer yard work done. For those of us who throw awesome Independence Day Parties, having an extra day to do the work makes our parties even better.
To keep reading, click here: Should You Declare July 3rd an Additional Holiday This Year?
And note: I do throw an awesome 4th of July party, only it will be on the 1st, because, you know, I live in Switzerland. If you’re in the area, you’re invited. Email me.