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  • Colorado charged vacation question

    Hello everyone,

    I am a non-exempt shift worker, working 12 hours per day but my work weeks rotate so I work 24 hours in one week, and 60 hours in the next week (averaging 42 hours per week).

    Now, when I take vacation time, I am being told that I can only take 8 hours per day (which makes sense) so to make up for the extra hours I am missing I try to take an extra day of vacation, but my boss told me that I can only charge vacation on a day that I am scheduled to work.

    This means that when I take 2 weeks of vacation (like I am at the end of the month) I will only get 16 hours for one week and 40 for the next.

    Shouldn't I be able to charge another day of vacation on the short week? Does it make sense that I have to stay under 40 and take a huge pay cut just for taking vacation?

    Please offer some insight. I already contacted our HR about the issue but have not heard back yet.


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    The law does not address this issue. What you can "charge" and get paid for when on vacation is up to company policy.
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