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If a company takes two week off per year:

Expert: Howard Levitt

Patty asked:

The company that I work for takes two weeks off a year. It is expected that I use those times as my vacation time. Am I legally allowed to take an additional two weeks off if I have coverage and I am willing to lose wages for two of the weeks?

Howard Levitt answered:

No, the employer is able to dictate when the vacation is to be taken. The company may well permit your request but does not need to.

About the author

Howard Levitt, Counsel to the national law firm Lang Michener. He is author of, The Law of Dismissal in Canada, The Quick Reference Guide to Employment Law and an upcoming book on Canadian Hiring Law. He is Editor In Chief of the Dismissal & Employmnet Law Digest.

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