Checkright to Celebrate Labor Day by Closing

We are closing our office Monday, September 5th for the Holiday-contact your payroll representative to see if your payroll schedule needs changing. Read on for a brief history of the Labor Day Holiday.

Here are some fun facts on our nation’s birthday:The first Labor Day was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5th, 1882 in New York City, and was switched to the first Monday in September two years later.

  • Labor Day became a Federal Holiday in 1894 as a celebration of the American Worker.
  • Virginia schools have traditionally been prohibited from opening before Labor Day, a statute known as the “Kings Dominion Law” because the amusement parks need teen labor at their facilities through the end of the summer. These laws were overturned in some counties in Virginia this year.
  • In high society, Labor Day is the last day of the year that a lady can wear white, as well as the beginning of the period when it is “safe” to eat raw oysters again.
  • Labor Day marks the traditional kick-off of college and pro football and the playing of the US Open tennis tournament, as well as the closing of neighborhood pools.
  • Checkright hopes you have a happy and safe Labor Day however you celebrate.