The U.S. House of Representatives recently introduced a bill that would give veterans November 11 off for the Veterans Day holiday. If signed into the law, the bill would apply to employers with 50 or more employees, and employers could choose whether to offer the day off paid or unpaid. Also, employees seeking the time off would have to provide at least 30 days’ notice.
The proposed legislation is modeled after a law that already exists in Iowa. Supporters of the bill say veterans have earned the right to a day off that recognizes their service. Opponents, however, fear that the legislation would create a division between employees and put undue financial restraint on employers.
Check back here for updates on the status of the bill – and if it will require a mandatory posting in the workplace.