Tag: Paid Vacation

Question: Can an employer require that vacation time be used as part of an FMLA leave? Answer: Under the FMLA regulations, if an employee chooses to substitute accrued paid leave for FMLA leave, he or she may do so. If an employee does not choose to substitute accrued paid leave, the employer may require the…

Question:  While the plant was shut down for a week, we paid our employees their accrued vacation in advance of the shutdown for that week.  Subsequently some of the maintenance employees were called into work.  We would like to compensate them with additional pay for the time spent working during their “vacation”; however, we would…

There is no question about the fact that big money can be at stake from the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division when your business is audited and violations found. We were asked by one client what the DOL does when they audit a business. Based on my experience with wage and hour audits,…