HW Maintenance – ART. 19: Vacations

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ARTICLE 19

VACATIONS

SECTION 1.  All employees now or hereafter employed shall receive vacation with pay each year, in accordance with the following schedule pursuant to seniority within the respective classifications.

SECTION 2.  Employees who have been employed for one (1) year or more shall receive five (5) working days of vacation pay per year; for three (3) years or more shall receive ten (10) working days of vacation pay per year; for seven (7) years or more shall receive fifteen (15) working days of vacation pay per year; for ten (10) years or more shall receive twenty (20) days of vacation pay per year.

SECTION 3.  Employees who were hired prior to April 1, 2001 who have been employed for more than one (1) year or more shall receive five (5) working days of vacation pay per year, for two (2) years of more shall receive ten (10) working days of vacation per pay year, for four (4) years or more shall receive fifteen (15) working days of vacation pay per year, for six (6) years or more shall receive twenty (20) working days of vacation pay per year.  All employees shall receive their vacation paycheck on the payday immediately preceding the day on which such employees starts his/her vacation.

SECTION 5.  Vacations are to be determined on the basis of the actual service, except that no vacation credit will be lost for absences of thirty (30) days or less.

SECTION 6.  Employees shall make their request for their vacation period in writing, at least four (4) weeks in advance.  Seniority of service shall be the basis for priority in the selection of vacation dates. The Company reserves the right to change vacation dates in those cases where the efficient operation of its business so requires, provided such change is not made in an arbitrary or capricious manner.  Payment of vacation money will be made by separate check with deductions according to law, and delivered to the employee on the payday immediately preceding the anniversary date of employment.

SECTION 7.  In the event that the Company’s contract with the Los Angeles World Airports is not renewed, the Company agrees to pay all employees their accrued vacation benefits with their final paycheck at the expiration of the Company’s contract with the Los Angeles World Airports.

SECTION 8.  Employees may use up to a maximum of five (5) vacation days annually for sick leave purposes.