Companies are largely free to determine when employees may use vacation. For example, an employer may prohibit employees from using their vacation during its busy season.
Employers may also set notice rules requiring employees to give advance notice of vacations (and many employers do, to avoid having too many workers out at the same time).
Some employers require employees to schedule their vacations well in advance. And employers are free to limit how much vacation time employees may take at once.
Employers may also impose a waiting period on using vacation time for new employees. Some employers, for instance, don’t allow employees to use any vacation during their first three to six months on the job.
Even if the employees accrue vacation during this period, they may not use it until the waiting period is up.
David Payab, Esq. from The Law Offices of Payab & Associates can be reached @ (818) 918-5522 or online.