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    Thanks in advance for any info you can give!

    My company has a policy that allows us to accrue up to 240 hours of PTO that can be carried over from year to year. It also clearly states that when you leave the company you will be paid out for only 80 hours of your PTO. I have read several other threads about this and my question is can they do this?

    I have read the section of Colorado law that covers this issue but I am not sure if it says that they have to pay the full amount or that they can limit that amount by clearly stating it in the policy.

    Any help in this matter will be greatly appreciated.
    Last edited by dkg; 01-09-2008, 08:34 AM.

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    Colorado: Accrued and unused vacation days are considered wages under the Wage Claim Act and are due and payable on separation from employment.

    Colorado's "use it or lose it" policy: Employers can have policies stating that unused vacation time doesn't carry over into the next accrual period. (It's up to co. policy.)
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