Can employers erase earned vacation time?

My company never had a policy regarding vacation time- no caps, etc. We acquired another company and adopted a lot of their policies. Without notice, on Jan 1, they changed our vacation policy to a 120 hour cap. I've been with the company for over 2 years, and had over 200 hours due to never being allowed a vacation. Today I started planning for my maternity leave, when I noticed my vacation time was edited 3 weeks ago, and I am now down to 120 hours. I have no idea why these edits were just done. What are my odds of getting my owed time back?

1 answer  |  asked Apr 11, 2017 3:18 PM [EST]  |  applies to Florida

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Phyllis Towzey
You have a good argument that the vacation time was already earned and was part of your compensation, and cannot be retroactively deleted by the Company. They should have provided advance notice of the change and given employees a period of time to use up any excess accrued vacation before the new policy went into effect.

posted by Phyllis Towzey  |  Apr 11, 2017 3:41 PM [EST]

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