California laws that govern paid time off (PTO) are very complex, and the same rules do not apply to all types of PTO. If you have any concerns that your rights are being violated with regard to accrued vacation time or any other time off benefit, you should seek the advice of a qualified employment law attorney immediately.
As employment lawyers who have practiced for many years in large law firms, we offer our clients more than 30 years of combined experience in the resolution of disputes over PTO. We understand the law, and we understand employees' rights in these matters. We work tirelessly to see that your rights are protected and that you receive the PTO compensation you deserve.
Understanding California PTO Laws
Under the law, any PTO, once it is earned, can only be lost in very narrow circumstances. This includes vacation time and general personal time off that is accrued throughout the year. These, along with such benefits as personal days and floating holidays, are considered deferred compensation and usually cannot be canceled at the employer's discretion. As a general rule, designated days for sick leave are not considered deferred compensation and can be forfeited if they are not used.
Issues can arise in these cases when PTO is calculated incorrectly or is not properly tracked. Our lawyers have successfully resolved a number of cases involving an employer's use of use-it-or-lose-it policies in an attempt to leave legitimately earned vacation days unpaid. We utilize proven strategies to ensure that you receive the full measure of PTO compensation that you are entitled to receive.
Discuss Your PTO Questions With An Attorney
Contact our San Francisco office to discuss your concerns with a lawyer. Free initial consultations are available. You can schedule an appointment by calling 800-219-1920.