WARREN, NJ – As the June 19 holiday falls on a Sunday this year, banks, federal agencies and the post office in Warren will be closed on Monday in commemoration of the date in 1865, when the news reached the last people enslaved in Texas. that the Civil Status The war was over and they were free.
While the federal offices will be closed, the Warren Township municipal offices and the Somerset County offices will remain open on Monday.
Last year, President Joe Biden signed legislation making June an official holiday, making it the first new federal holiday since the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. was approved in 1983. June Day is the oldest known celebration of the end of slavery in the United States.
Patch employees have Monday off. Some other businesses around the city may also be closed; So if you plan on stopping at one of them, it’s a good idea to call ahead to make sure the deal is open.
Bridgewater Commons is open and its hours on Monday are from 10am to 9pm
Some big brands are giving their employees a day off or overpaying.
Companies that are already seriously looking at diversity, equity and inclusion efforts may view the addition of Juneteenth as a paid holiday as “something tangible” that “recognises the importance of this day,” Julie Stich, vice president of content at International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, told NPR.
Nike said in an emailed statement to NPR that Juneteenth is a paid holiday for corporate, retail, manufacturing and distribution employees of the Nike, Converse and Jordan brands. Zillow is doing the same as part of its “ongoing commitment to racial equality,” the company said in a statement.
Both Zillow and Nike are encouraging employees to reflect on the importance of the day while participating in opportunities for volunteerism, activism and education.
Between them, Target and Starbucks are open, but employees receive an hour-and-a-half pay on June 1, according to a list compiled by Entrepreneur.
Tech companies Twitter and Square are giving employees time off. Google and Amazon don’t, but they are encouraging employees to cancel meetings. Amazon is also offering “online learning opportunities” throughout the day.