Guess what? Whether you believe it or not, or whether it is ultimately fair, employers have no legal obligation to offer you any vacation time. The same applies to holiday pay. Both are given at the discretion of the employer and not mandated by law. Moreover, even if an employee does offer vacation benefits, the employer can dictate how much and when you can take that vacation time. Thus, believe it or not, an employer can tell you that you are not entitled to vacation pay unless and until you work for a full year – or even two years.
However, certain states, again, do say otherwise. Moreover, if you have unpaid vacation pay, in certain states, you are entitled to receive that pay if you leave or are fired from your job.