The Company recognizes that employees need a scheduled time away from normal work duties for their personal well-being. The Company grants annual vacation and holidays with pay to employees who meet the eligibility requirements.
The amount of paid vacation time employees receives each year increases with the length of their employment as shown in the following schedule:
The Company grants annual vacation with pay to regular full-time employees who meet the service requirements as follows:
· After one year of full time employment each employee is entitled to ten days of paid vacation;
· From two to four years of full time employment each employee is entitled to ten days of paid vacation;
· From five to ten years of full time employment each employee is entitled to fifteen days of paid vacation.
· From ten to twenty years of full time employment each employee is entitled to twenty days of paid vacation.
· After twenty or more years of full time employment each employee is entitled to twenty-five days of paid vacation.
The Company will attempt to have employees stagger vacations in an effort to avoid affecting production. Therefore granting of vacation requests will be solely at the discretion of management, the plant manager, or area supervisor who will make every effort to accommodate each employee.
Vacation may be taken at any time during the year after eligibility with the following provisions:
· Vacation requests must be made at least two weeks prior to the desired vacation time.
· Employees are expected to take their paid vacation time as a means of rest and diversion for themselves and their families.
· A maximum of three days of unused vacation time may be carried over into the next vacation year with prior approval from management and at the convenience of the Company.
· An employee must work the regularly scheduled workdays before and after the paid vacation or holiday period in order to be eligible to receive vacation or holiday pay.
· Job requirements will always take precedence over vacation schedules.
· Seniority will be considered in the event a conflict of vacation schedules arises.
A paid Company holiday that falls during the vacation period will be considered as a paid holiday and not vacation time. This day of vacation may be taken at another time as approved.
Pay for vacation time will be at the employee’s regular rate of pay. Paid vacation time will not be considered as time worked for the purpose of computing overtime for hourly employees.
Pay in lieu of unused vacation at any time will be provided only at the convenience of the Company when approved in advance by management, and, upon separation from employment under certain conditions.