Does the vacation policy have to be the same for all employees?

Negotiating vacation time is a common activity during the hiring process. You can give a new hire three weeks immediately and require a year before allowing another employee one week. This is legal as long as the differences cannot be connected to differences in race, gender, age…etc. If the employee with the better vacation deal is different from the other employees as to sex, race, religion…etc there can be problems if other employees file a complaint.

Hope that helps you out. =)

A note about HR laws:
Laws concerning employee treatment, benefits, hiring and firing…etc are multi-level. What this means is that there are Federal laws, state laws and sometimes local regulations that have jurisdiction over an employee. The information presented here should not be considered legal advice. Ultimately, employers with serious legal questions should consult local attorneys with expertise in worker relations.
The questions and answers presented here are based on research and data from internet sources and should not be considered the final word.

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