My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: Louisiana
I've worked for a small family owned business for 10 years. The company has a general vacation policy of 2 weeks for both salaried and hourly employees.
When I was hired I was offered in writing from the President (in an email) 3 weeks of vacation. I've received those 3 weeks for the last 10 years.
The owner passed away 8 months ago and the wife has taken ownership and is now in the office several days a week. We still have the same President who made the vacation offer when I was first hired.
Can the new owner take away the 3rd week of vacation that was part of my hire package?
Also - are companies allowed to have different vacation policies for salary exempt employees than they have for hourly non-exempt employees? Or do both classifications of employees need to have the same benefit?
Thanks for any input!