My US company recently acquired a division of a UK company. All of the UK employees were brought to work in the US office. The company paid in part or full for their relocation expense, depending on how essential they were. To make a long story short, the US company didnt do the proper due diligence and/or contract negotiations. The company thought they were giving them the standard US 2 weeks, but in fact they were entitled to their accrued vacation time from the previous company. This means even the lowest level employee that came from the UK had 2 months of vacation time. More tenured and senior UK employees have 3 months.
None of the US employees have a problem with the relocation assistance, but we have an issue with the vacation time. New and established US employees come in with 2 weeks vacation and earn more time the longer they are employed with the company. This caps at 1 month after a long period of time. Only one US employee has reached the cap. The UK employees have competitive salaries AND extremely long vacation times. The US employees are not happy with the fact the UK employees are being paid the same as us, but have massive vacations allowances. UK employees go on vacation and we are stuck doing our work and theirs.
A few people have complained to management, but they just brush it off saying there is nothing they can do.
Is there anything we can do?