Skip to content

Law for Unused Vacation Time

California law prohibits employers from having a policy that requires employees to waive their right to be paid for unused vacation time. This means that employers cannot require employees to sign a contract or agreement that waives their right to payment for unused vacation time.

Employers who violate California’s vacation time laws can face significant legal consequences, including penalties, fines, and lawsuits. As such, it is essential that employers comply with the requirements set forth in the California Labor Code regarding vacation time and unused vacation time.

In summary, the California Labor Code has specific laws regarding unused vacation time for employees. Employers are required to provide employees with a minimum of ten days of paid vacation time per year and pay employees for any unused vacation time when they leave their job. Employers cannot have “use it or lose it” vacation policies and cannot require employees to waive their right to payment for unused vacation time. Employers who violate these laws can face significant legal consequences.

Why Wage And Hour Law?


Employment law can be complicated. However, if you feel that your employer owes you wages, then we want to hear from you. It’s that simple. To learn more about wage and hour class actions, and the other legal services we provide, call 855-924-3489. You may also contact us online to schedule an appointment.


Serving All of California

We represent clients in Bakersfield, El Centro, Fresno, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Oakland, Redding, Sacramento, Salinas, San Bernardino, Oakland, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Ana, Santa Barbara, Santa Rosa, Stockton, Van Nuys and throughout California.
Skip to content