I worked 40 plus hours a week for about a year as a part timer. I requested two and half weeks of vacation time and was approved. I have more than enough vacation time to cover it but my employer refuses to pay my full vacation time requested...only 24 hours a week since I'm part time...is that legal?
Legal, normal. Your employer has a budget for salary in a week and if they wanted to pay you for 40 hours in a week they would have hired you at that level. They have a budget for replacing you, and the week you leave they would be paying that person for 24 hours, and you for 40, instead of the 24 they had budgeted. And no law requires them to give you a paid vacation at all. So long as they have a policy that is not discriminatory on this, it is a very common thing.
And consider that every other week you would be paid for 24 hours, and this one for 40 - that is 16 more hours a year more pay than you and your company agreed you would be paid this year.
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