Can my employer hold my PTO after I resign?

I was feeling that my employee wanted to fire me and in the middle of the work I left the office and never returned. They asked for a letter of resignation in order to give my last paycheck. I didn't provide them but I send a letter that I needed my paycheck and also my PTO accrued during this year. They don't want to pay my PTO. Do I have a legal right to go after them? Is this right? Legally they can hold my PTO?

1 answer  |  asked Aug 16, 2016 06:25 AM [EST]  |  applies to Florida

Answers (1)

Arthur Schofield
When PTO is accrued you have a potential claim for an unpaid wage. However, if there was something that put you on notice that resigning caused you to forfeit that benefit then there is no claim. Language regarding this is generally found in you employee handbook or manual. Contact a lawyer if you think you are entitled to his money.

posted by Arthur Schofield  |  Aug 16, 2016 06:56 AM [EST]

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