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Can Accrued Vacation Time Requests Be Denied?

Time for Vacation By: Sara Boyns Question:  I offer my full time employees paid vacation benefits.  Some of my employees have asked for vacation during the upcoming U.S. Open.  As a restaurant, I will need all hands on deck during this busy time.  Can I deny vacation requests even when an employee has accrued vacation? Answer:  Yes. California employers are…

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