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Our company is closing over christmas holidays. We just got notified Monday. My contract has stated that if they closed it would be counted as vacation time. I had them strike that out as I did not want to use vacation time for a mandatory holiday imposed by company and expect to be paid. We have now been told we have to either use vacation time or not get paid. I specifically crossed it out so that I would get paid. Are there any legal rights regarding this?

In order to fully assess the matter, we would need to review a copy of the contract you executed indicating that the company cannot make you take vacation time over Christmas Holidays. Generally an employer is able to state that employees might have to take vacation time at stipulated time periods.

If you would like to review the matter further with one of our employment lawyers, please contact the number below.
Lior Samfiru
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