Vacation or Paid Time Off

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Vacation or Paid Time Off

Employers are not required to provide vacation benefits or paid time off (PTO). But if they do, they must follow the law. Use this checklist to determine if you've experienced any of the following:

  • Your employer has reduced earned vacation benefits during your employment
  • Your employer reduced any earned vacation benefits at the end of your employment
  • Your employer has a “Use It or Lose It” vacation benefits policy
  • Your employer has reduced any earned PTO (including sick days) during your employment
  • Your employer reduced any earned PTO at the end of your employment
  • Your employer restricts your use of paid sick leave to only certain times
  • Your employer doesn't cash out your sick time at the end of your employment (only if you work in San Francisco)

Remember, once you earn vacation time or PTO, it's just like any pay you've earned that cannot be taken away. In fact, if you quit, get fired or laid off, you're entitled to receive—as part of your final paycheck—the money value of all earned and unused vacation time.

If you believe that your employer has not complied with the applicable laws governing vacation time and PTO, as outlined above, you may very well have a claim. Take action now. There's no charge and everything is kept confidential. Contact us today—the employment law experts at Lawyers for Employee & Consumer Rights.

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