My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: California
I was recently furloughed at work due to slow down. I was told and laid off the same day and I was told I must use all of my pto time prior to filling for unemployment benefits. My job so far is continuing to pay my health benefits so far. They have given me no return date, I'm mostly concerned with them forcing me to use all of my pto as when I do return I will have none, this has me scratching my head.. They are claiming it is California law that I must use my pto first. Does this sound right?