Husband quit, vacation on books, paid then stop payment

My husband quit his job and contacted the company for his 120 hours of vacation balance that was shown on his last two pay stubs. The owner wrote him a check and then later did a stop payment on the check. They are claiming a bookkeeping error. Can they do this?

1 answer  |  asked Apr 4, 2015 05:39 AM [EST]  |  applies to California

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Linh Nguyen
In California, vacation is considered wages and are vested when earned. As such, the company should have paid your husband for the vacation within 72 hours after he quit or on the day he quit if he gave at least 72 hours notice. Your husband may be entitled to waiting time penalties for their failure to pay him his vacation. You should contact an employment attorney to discuss your options.

posted by Linh Nguyen  |  Apr 6, 2015 10:56 AM [EST]

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