HOW CAN IT BE LEGAL FOR A COMPANY TO NOT PAY YOU FOR THE UNUSED PTO THAT YOU WORKED FOR AND EARNED?

I STARTED WORKING FOR A COMPANY IN 2012 AND AT THAT TIME THE POLICY WAS TO PAY YOU FOR ANY UNUSED PTO UPON RESIGNATION. I HAVE WORKED OUT MY TWO WEEK NOTICE AND NOW THEY ARE SAYING THAT THE POLICY CHANGED LAST YEAR AND THEY ARE NO LONGER PAYING! I HAVE ALMOST 100 UNUSED PTO'S THAT I WORKED FOR AND EARNED! SHOULDN'T THEY BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE CONTRACT I SIGNED IN 2012?

1 answer  |  asked Nov 8, 2016 04:16 AM [EST]  |  applies to Florida

Answers (1)

Arthur Schofield
In order to answer this question you will need to have the "contract" reviewed, If it was truly a contract then it should result in you being entitled to the money. If, however, it was a handbook or policy manual that changed in 2012 then you may be out of luck. An employer, under the at-will doctrine, is able to change the terms of your employment at any time, going forward, and it will then be up to you to decide to continue or not. Best of luck.

posted by Arthur Schofield  |  Nov 8, 2016 06:10 AM [EST]

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