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Labor Law Qustion regarding vacation

Can an employer use your vacation that you have yet to take to supplement your normal hours to retain your insurance. For Example you work 25 hours but must have 30 to keep your insurance so your company uses 5 vacation hours to boost you to 30 but you dont actually get to take them.

Asked on June 4, 2009 under Employment Labor Law, Indiana

Answers:

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

I'm not an Indiana lawyer, but my research suggests that the employer could do this (and is doing you a favor, really, by keeping your insurance in place), but probably would have to pay you for those 5 accrued vacation hours, because Indiana law (unlike some states) sees that as part of your compensation.

For advice you can rely on, before getting into this with your employer, please talk to a labor attorney in your area, who can review all the unique facts of your case.  One place to find a qualified lawyer is our website, http://attorneypages.com


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