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Hello again and thank you for your question.Yes, PTO is considered a "wage earned," and as such, must be paid immediately upon an employee's termination (Labor Code 201). Failure to pay these PTO days upon termination can result in the imposition of a waiting time penalty in the amount of the employee's daily rate of pay for each day that the PTO goes unpaid for up to 30 days. (Labor Code 203).Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding the above and I will be more than happy to assist you further.If you do not require any further assistance, I would be most grateful if you would remember to provide my service a positive rating, as this is the only way I will receive credit for assisting you.Finally, please bear in mind that none of the above constitutes legal advice nor is any attorney client relationship created between us.Thank you and very kindest regards.