Employers Beware: Solar Eclipse Mania Sweeps the Nation

Hey, Where’d Everybody Go?

Shirley Lerner

You look around the office one day in August, and suddenly, without warning, everyone is gone. Or perhaps human resources and managers are starting to realize that an unusual number of employees have just asked for the same time off. What’s so special about Aug. 21, 2017? What on Earth is going on?For those of you still in the dark, a total solar eclipse will cross the continental United States, coast to coast, on Monday, Aug. 21, an event that has not occurred for 26 years. Beginning in Oregon,...
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