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If our employment contracts don’t specifically address leave accruement during temporary layoff/reduced work time, then can this be addressed in their temporary layoff/reduced work time letter (in other words, the letter trumps the contract)?

The employer has the right to inform employees on a Temporary Layoff or on Reduced Work Time (RWT) that leave will only accrue on the basis of 1 day for every 17 days worked in any correspondence (for temporary layoff and reduced work time) issued in such time but afford such employees the opportunity to make representation. Their acceptance of the conditions in such correspondence serves as a sufficient form of agreement re leave accrual during this temporary lay off or periods of RWT.

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