I imagine that some companies do that but would be in the small minority here. Since we are money grubbing Americans, time worked past eight hours in a day are paid at time and a half. Some places at double time after four hours and holidays worked are at 2 1/2 times the hourly rate. Our society and culture do not place as much value on time away from the job as Europeans and I thinks that is to our detriment. Some companies will pay the worker for unused vacation days that the employee couldn't or wouldn't use. While at a major airline a benefit that was introduced was a flex vacation. This was an extra week off that the employee funded themselves having the percentage of the pay deducted from their check each pay period. It was bid in seniority after all of the earned company vacation was allotted. I ALWAYS took the flex week. Being in passenger service it was a survival thing to decompress and travel somewhere.
Here's a stat on unused vacation in the USA>
In my life I've worked in the following occupations with the following approximate length of time total among jobs:
Laborer - 2 Years
Factory - 2 Years
Purchasing- 6 Years
Sales - 4 Years
Airline- 17 Years
Real Estate Appraising - 17 Years
Given the last career, the thing I miss most about the airline was the structure. True that due to the seniority system I worked 1400-2230 with weekdays off for many years and the worse things that occur in the airline biz happen in the evenings, but the six weeks vacation that I knew were scheduled on the calendar were a pressure relief valve (one week being the flex week).
I'm fond of saying that for many years I wanted to be my own boss...but then I found out that I don't like working for the bastard. Plus with a home office...one is always at work.