Can An Employer Adopt A Vacation Policy Which Provides That:

  1. unused days at the end of the year are lost (rather than being carried over or paid?) Yes, only if the employer has provided the employee full opportunity to use earned vacation days or has not refused a request to use it.
  2. vacation days are earned only upon reaching the employee's anniversary date and, as such, no pro rata use or payment will be made if employment ceases before the employee reaches his anniversary date? Yes.
  3. new employees do not earn any vacation time until reaching the first anniversary date? Yes

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