Haledon, NJ asked in Employment Law for New Jersey

Q: Hello, Are employers allowed to take vacation hours due to calling out for inclement weather?

I reside in Northern Jersey and I know employment laws vary by state. Additionally, the store closed down at 1 PM anyways which was my original start time. I lost vacation hours for hours I could not work due to the store being closed early and for calling out due to inclement weather (snow storm). I am shocked and confused if an employer can do this.

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Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert

A: Since there is no law that requires employers to offer vacation time or other paid time off, employers can use employees' vacation time to provide pay during days the employee calls off or during days the building cannot open.

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