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    Our company has given us eight Friday's off while closing out plant! They have forced us to use out paid time off (this vacation/sick time for us) They will not let us file for unemployment rather then us out sick time. We are paid hourly! Is this legal to do? This is mandatory! We do not have a choice! This is in PA as well!

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    Last edited by snackcake1; 09-22-2009, 07:36 AM.

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    Assuming that you are non-exempt employees, yes, this is legal. And as long as they are allowing the use of SOME form of paid leave, it is legal for exempt employees as well.

    They cannot stop you from applying for unemployment for any unpaid time; however I question whether you would qualify under the circumstances.

    It is 100% legal for them to force the use of vacation/PTO.
    Last edited by cbg; 09-22-2009, 07:44 AM.
    The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.

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      Agree with cbg - all legal.
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