Time Off : Visitors line up outside Yosemite National Park.
Compared to their overseas counterparts, U.S. employers are less than generous when it comes to vacation time.
The following survey from Hewitt Associates lists the number of vacation days an employee might reasonably expect after one year of service. In most cases, the number is a minimum required by law, except for the United States. The actual number of days may be much higher. Austria: 30 Brazil: 30 Sweden: 27 Denmark: 25 France: 25 Britain: 22 Spain: 22 Norway: 21 Netherlands: 20 Switzerland: 20 Australia: 20 Belgium: 20 Finland: 20 Germany: 18 Colombia: 15 Ireland: 15 New Zealand: 15 Canada: 10 Japan: 10 United States: 10 Mexico: 6