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Time out! Who’s taking holidays when in 2010?

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As the New Year approaches, it’s time to pull out your calendar and compare the paid holidays you’ve got planned with those of your HR counterparts across the nation. Most employers recently told the Society for Human Resource Management that their 2010 schedules will look a lot like 2009’s—with one exception.

More will grant paid time off on Christmas Eve next year. That’s because Dec. 25 falls on a Saturday, and Uncle Sam has decided to give federal workers the preceding Friday off.

Here’s what holidays look like for employers nationwide—with the percentage of employers offering paid time off in parentheses.

Jan. 1, New Year’s Day (98%)

Jan. 18, Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday (34%)

Feb. 15, Presidents Day (35%)

April 2, Good Friday (30%)

April 4, Easter Monday (5%)

May 31, Memorial Day (95%)

July 2, Friday before the Fourth of July (17%)

July 5, Monday after the Fourth of July (82%)

Sept. 6, Labor Day (96%)

Oct. 12, Columbus Day (13%)

Nov. 11, Veterans Day (16%)

Nov. 24, Wednesday before Thanksgiving (3%)

Nov. 25, Thanksgiving (98%)

Nov. 26, Friday after Thanksgiving (75%)

Dec. 24, Christmas Eve (79%)

Dec. 27, Monday after Christmas (40%)

Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve (48%)

Source: SHRM poll of 428 HR professionals

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