Labor Day is still a day of no labor for some, extra labor for others.

A survey from Bloomberg BNA tells us that, in recent years, U.S. companies have tended to honor Labor Day as that last gasp of summer for most employees by not making them show up for  work that Monday.

However, the fact remains that somebody has to keep the money machine running. So while most folks can relax in the hammock while the steaks burn, others are being paid extra to work.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.