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An employer must give an employee an annual vacation of at least two weeks, after 12 consecutive months of employment, or at least three weeks, after five consecutive years of employment.

An employee who is entitled to an annual vacation may take it in periods of one or more weeks.

An employer must pay an employee vacation pay. An employee is entitled after five days of employment to vacation pay of at least 4% of her total wages during that year of employment. An employee who has worked for more than five consecutive years for an employer is entitled to vacation pay of at least 6% of his total wages during that year of employment.

An employer is not permitted to reduce an employee's annual vacation or vacation pay because the employee was paid a bonus or sick pay, or was previously given a longer vacation than the minimum required.

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