US law to require vacation

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    Alan Grayson to introduce Paid Vacation Act - Erika Lovley - POLITICO.com
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    Would you agree with a US law to require employers to give vacation time?

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    No, they have no constitutional authority to do this.
     
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    Of course not, there is already a law for a 40 hour work week, and anything after that is overtime.

    US CODE: Title 29,207. Maximum hours


    That is your choice to go work for a company that doesn't offer paid vacation, it shouldn't be a law to require a company to do it.
     
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    I'm going to take 4 weeks whether I get paid or not.

    Fuck "The Man"! (whomever the hell that is)
     
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    Worthless law since it exempts small business, just like FMLA. Sure looks great on paper, but when the vast majority of American workers don't qualify - why bother?!

    A more productive bill would be to lower the OT threshold to 35 hours. It'll get more people back to work and that's what the economy needs most.
     
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    So you would advocate that everybody that is currently employed full time should take a 12.5% pay cut? How is that going to stimulate the economy?
     
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    Liberals believe if you dumb down prosperity far enough, everyone can be prosperous.
     
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    not all companies pay overtime at 40. might wanna check the full statues on that...seasonal...all ski resorts can work you 45 hours before you hit overtime, so i imagine a lot of theme partk workers get the same terms....
     
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    Not everyone would need to take a pay cut if we were doing the right thing in "battling" this recession. Some would need to take a pay cut, or lose their jobs. But it would even out if the government wasn't subsidizing and bailing out so many industries to keep prices high.
     
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    They could take money from the stim package and give each family $5,000/individual $2,000 to go on vacation. That way companies wouldn't be out anything and the families would be able to spend their own money while on vacation, thus giving the economy a boost.
     

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