U.S. employees working longer hours, taking fewer vacation days

Blame the recession.

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A Towers Watson survey of more than 300 North American companies shows that two-thirds of respondents “expect their employees to work more hours now than they did prior to the recession and see this trend continuing for some time.”

More than half of the U.S. companies surveyed are “concerned about the long-term effects that changes they made during the recession will have on their employees’ ability to maintain a healthy balance between work and their personal lives.”

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