Law does not require employers to pay employees for time off, such as vacation, holidays, or sick days. Although most employers provide full-time employees some paid time off each year, the Fair Labor Standards Act covers payment only for time spent at work.
However, some state laws, including California’s, require that employees get paid time off for jury duty, voting and family and medical leave. Also, a few states require employees to be paid for sick days or certain types of family leave, either by the employee or from a state fund.
Also, many state laws provide that if employers offer paid vacation days off, employees are entitled to be paid for the portion they have already earned when they quit or are fired.
David Payab, Esq. from The Law Offices of Payab & Associates can be reached @ (818) 918-5522 or by visiting http://payablaw.com/