The regulations governing vacation pay and time off can be complex as they can vary so widely and so many different factors are taken into consideration. The type of industry you’re working in, the state laws that are applicable to you, your specific job, and whether or not you’re classified as an exempt or non-exempt employee are just some of the many different factors that are taken into consideration when it comes to vacation pay and time off.
While most people take at least one annual vacation a year, it should be viewed as a privilege if your company offers you paid vacation time. Studies show, however, that taking a vacation every so often helps to relieve stress, add years to one’s life and will result in better job performance upon return. Nevertheless, this does not mean that an employer necessarily has to grant permission to an employee for paid time off for a vacation—or even non-paid time off for the purpose of taking a vacation.
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