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    One branch in our company provides annual bonuses for working the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays--the other branches do not provide the bonus. When HR was consulted to provide the bonus policy in writing, not only did they not provide it--they reprimanded the employee who asked for it because they felt the employee should have asked their management and went around the proper escalation process. Since only one branch participates in these bonuses and others don't, HR felt this information was sensitive. Isn't that the point of going to HR? Aren't employees allowed to ask for policies in writing without going through management (who, btw, were asked, but did not have anything in writing)? And when requested, shouldn't policies be provided in writing without a Spanish Inquisition?

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    All of the above, with the possible exception of providing Spanish-language policies, is a matter of company policy, not law.
    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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