Law Office of Seth E. Tillmon

Employee Vacation Time & PTO

Employee Vacation Time and Paid Time Off, or “PTO”, are commonly provided to employees by employers.  Although California law does not require employers to provide its employees with Vacation Time or PTO, if the employer elects to provide its employees with Vacation Time or PTO, it must do so in accordance with the law’s requirements.

The Califoria employment laws do not allow employers to implement “use it or lose it” Vacation Time policies.  Although the employer is permitted to put a reasonable cap on the amount of Vacation Time or PTO that an employee may accrue, once any Vacation Time or PTO is accrued by the employee, the employer is prohibited from taking the Vacation Time or PTO away from the employee.

Employers are required at the time of employment severance to pay an employee out for any unused Vacation Time or PTO that remains at the time of employment severance.

If you believe that your current or former employer has violated the California employment laws and owes you for unuseed Vacation Time or PTO, please contact The Law Office of Seth E. Tillmon for a confidential consultation and evaluation of your potential employment law claims.