Does our employer have the right to take Vacation Time AWAY?

Worked at my job for 12 years and my boss wants to take our Paid Time Off Away! He states that we abuse it. We get 216 hours, if you worked more than five years here. In the policy manuel it states that we get this, but it also states that he as the right to change. Is there a law that states he has to give us Paid Time Off? Or does he have the right not to offer! Its a Family Business.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    He doesn't have the right to take away what you have earned, but he can take away or change what you get in the future. Time off is a benefit and benefits can come and go as an employer sees fit.

    Taking away your time isn't a smart move on his part, but something he can do.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The obvious question is, if you don't want it to be taken then why provide it in the first place?

    This taking away is usually a trait of a much larger company but apparently your company is small enough that it suffers when key personnel are out or multiple personnel at the same time.

    Complaining about it is not going to help. The best thing to do is get together as a group and come up with some points of compromise. Elect a good negotiator/speaker to present these points of compromise to the employer and you may get results.

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  • 4 years ago

    Is your call Sol Rosenberg? because this sounds lots like that Jerky Boys calls the position Sol calls up that legal professional about the bike twist of destiny. besides, you won't be able to have your vacation taken away (i don't think of) because it has already been rewarded, yet i'd imagine your boss will be able to no longer assist you take advantage of it for leisure - and make you money it out on the right of the 12 months, or use it for the necessary sensitivity preparation. you mustn't actually have a job, if that's authentic. if so, you would possibly want to be in penal complicated for assaulting a susceptible human being. If it really is a shaggy dog tale, it will be funnier to call a regulation workplace and ask the question to them.

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  • 1 decade ago

    No state law where I am from, sorry. It's not a government business, so he doesn't have to give you paid time off. He has to give you paid "breaks" after a certain shift time, but paid vacation mandatory? Get real. Some small family businesses don't even offer paid vacation.

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  • 1 decade ago

    If it says he has the right to change it, then he does, as far as I know. I haven't found a state or fed gov't yet that requires vacation time or paid time off. It's a benefit, not a requirement.

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  • 1 decade ago

    There is no law that says a company has to give you time off at all, not even vacation, it is up to the employer......I would look for a new employer since he does not want to give you something that everyone needs.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It depends on your state and their laws. In most states, if you don't use your vacation time at a certain time, they HAVE to give you the money for that time..... but can't take it away.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    depends on what your state law says. in va. yes, he can do this.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    no

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  • 1 decade ago

    No he can't

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