Employees and paid vacations

No law requires employers to pay you for time off, such as vacation or holidays. An employer also is legally allowed to deny vacations for part-time employees or deny them the benefit completely. Some states enforce the “use it or lose it” vacation policy, which takes away accrued vacation hours if employees do not use the time off by a deadline (usually the end of the year). If you would like to know for sure if your state enforces this rule, contact your state labor department.