I have worked for my current employer for 7 years. When I was hired in 2002, I was promised 3 weeks of vacation time and 5 additional paid days for personal / sick time after 5 years of employment. This was spelled out in our employee handbook. However, my first day of 2009 brought a sudden change to the employee handbook. All of a sudden I was told that after 5 years I would only be allowed 2 weeks of vacation time and 3 sick / personal days. This employer is not bound by union contracts. Can an employer legally change the employee handbook whenever he feels like it, specifically the paid time off promised at the time of employment? Is there anything I can do to reinstate the vacation time I worked so hard for? Please help!