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  • Florida Salaried Employee Forced to use Vacation Time When Office Closed

    I am a salaried professional working for a large corporation. Our office is routinely closed for Thanksgiving. However, because there was very few patients scheduled for the following Friday, the decision was made to close the office. I had not planned to be off this Friday and had plenty of work to do in the local nursing homes seeing patients as a nurse practitioner. However. I was told that even though I was ready and willing to work on this day, that I could not because the large corporation I worked for would have to pay my time and 1/2 if if were to work on a day the office was closed. We do have a paid time off/vacation time in place where I work. Is this within the rules for exempt employees?

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    There is no federal nor Florida law that prohibits the employer from forcing an employee to utilitze vacation pay when they decide to close on a workday, even if you had planned to work it.
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