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Employment Law/Forced Vacation


Our company originally scheduled a forced vacation during the July 4th week.  We're located in CA.  Are there any legal issues if the company decides to cancel the forced vacation? Please advise.  Thanks!

Sandy - As long as you give people the vacation time to which they are entitled, there should not be a problem.  However, people plan ahead, and airline tickets, hotel deposits, etc. are not usually refundable, at least not in full, so changing the forced vacation could present a hardship for many employees.  If management doesn't care about that, then I suppose they can change their minds.  As much advance notice as possible would be nice.

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Margaret M. deMarteleire


I can answer most questions about employment law, federal or state. I am an attorney, not an HR professional, so questions about HR careers, coursework, prospects, etc. are not within my scope.


Attorney for 20 years, currently working exclusively with employment law - FLSA, FMLA, federal contracts, pay, etc.

Temple University School of Liberal Arts, BA, Rhetoric & Communication, 1982 Temple University School of Law, JD, 1990 Certificate in HR, Cornell University ILR School, 2006

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