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NBC News: Vacation Can Make You More Productive- Just Ask the Europeans

A law requiring employees to take paid vacation is an envious concept to many Americans — the United States is the only country in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development that does not mandate paid vacation Elizabeth Schulze analyzes how Americans would benefit from having time off policies similar to Europe:   

Katie Denis, VP and lead researcher at Project: Time Off, a research group funded by the U.S. Travel Association, has studied the effects of vacation on the workplace for several years. "The idea that we're sacrificing this time off to get ahead, we're not actually finding that's true," Denis said. A 2016 report from the project found workers who took 11 or more vacation days were more likely to have received a raise or a bonus in the previous three years than workers who took 10 or fewer days.