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Companies to workers: You need a vacation

Reeling from the market slowdown and tightening their belts, many tech giants are forcing employees to take time off.

Reeling from the market slowdown and tightening their belts, many tech giants are forcing employees to take time off. Tech industry adopts shutdown tactic
Mandatory vacations may be new to technology workers, but other industries have been using similar strategies for years.
June 29, 2001 
HP asks workers to take more vacation
Looking to further cut costs, Hewlett-Packard asks its U.S. workers to take an additional eight days of vacation time by October or a pay cut of up to 10 percent.
June 29, 2001 
Tech companies to take week off
Employees at several major tech companies will celebrate Independence Day with a mandatory vacation week.
June 29, 2001 

previous coverage
Survivors: Can you be forced to take time off?
Mandatory vacation. Unpaid time-off. Are these moves legal? Employee rights attorneys say in most cases, the company can do all this, and more.
May 11, 2001