Because no law requires employers to provide paid vacation, employers have free rein when it comes to determining how much vacation to offer and to which employees. Employers can provide only a few paid days off a year or a couple of months' worth. Typically, employers decide how much vacation to provide based on industry standards and employee expectations in the area and field.
Employers are also free to offer vacation to some employees and not to others. For example, they are legally allowed to reserve paid vacation only for full-time employees. And many do: The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that, while 91% of full-time employees in private industry receive some paid vacation, only 34% of part-time employees do.
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Employers may not discriminate illegally in determining who gets vacation—that is, they may not base paid vacation decisions on protected characteristics such as race, religion, or disability. Beyond this legal restriction, however, employers are generally free to offer as much or as little vacation as they see fit and to set eligibility rules that make sense for their business.