California Vacation Law: Unused Vacation Days

December 18, 2013 Last Updated on 11/11/2015

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects:
California employees who have been subjected to a use it or lose it vacation policy or were not paid for unused vacation days upon termination.
Damages:
Workers who were subjected to illegal vacation policies in California may be entitled to financial compensation for earned but unused vacation time which was taken away or forfeited.
Additional Details:
Under California labor law, vacation days are not required. However, earned but unused vacation time cannot be taken away and must be paid upon termination.