Employment Law/PTO CAP.


I worked 13 years in CA.
I had 700 hours of PTO.
I am only a person had 700 hours of PTO in the company.
The company's policy PTO no limit.
Last year my employer just put a cap of 240 hours limit. Without worked with my case. I send email twice to HR person to work on my case before cap apply. But no answer.
From that time a cap of 240 hours.
My 700 hours of PTO is frozen.

I think my employer violate CA labor law.

Please help me with this case.

Thank very much

Please help

It is allowed in California to put a cap on PTO time. The company cannot take away your 700 hours, but you can not accrue any further time until it is used below the cap.

This is California law, here is the website where you can find it in print:


See question 5 on the page.


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