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Forced vacation even without accrued hours - California

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  • Forced vacation even without accrued hours - California

    My company is forcing everyone to take a vacation at the end of the year including employees who do not yet have 40 hours of accrued PTO. For those employees (including brand new employees), they will essentially have to borrow their PTO from the company which they must repay.

    Is this legal in California?

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    Legal so far, but also dumb. There is a CA specific rule that restricts the employers ability to use a "self help" remedy (wage deductions) to recover overpayments. Making the overpayment is legal. Later recovering the overpayment through wage deductions is not legal, although a court action could be legal since a court action is not a "self help" remedy.
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