California Vacation Law: Unused Vacation Days

Last Updated on March 22, 2021

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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.
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.