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Can an employer force an employee to use Earned Paid time off on holidays that a business is closed

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After the past Holiday of Memorial Day we received a memo that said we had to use PTO - I tried to call our HR and had to leave a message and they have not called back. We was initially told that we did not have to use PTO of it was a time when business was closed

Lawyer's Assistant: Is the workplace "at will" or union? Is the job hourly or salaried?

I’m not sure what at will means but we are not union, hourly pay

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Is it legal for an employer to say that there can be no vacation or time of taken for a 2.5 month period

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Employment Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 23 days ago

Thanks for your patience. The answer to your question is it depends. If the employer has listed those holidays as paid days off, then the employer cannot force you to use that time off as PTO. In addition, if the business is closed through no fault of your own, this is not considered a paid vacation day if you are a salaried employee. If you are an hourly employee, the employer doesn't have to pay you if the business is closed and you work no hours. Regardless, if the time off was already accounted for as a holiday, then you can't be forced to use that time.

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