I am entitled to 76 hours of vacation pay, I worked out my two week notice and my former employer will not pay me for these hours. There is nothing in the handbook that states if you resign you will not be paid for vacation days not used? What can I do to

I have my handbook for this former job and no where in it says that I will not be paid for vacation used if I leave my job. I worked out my two week notice and when asked about being paid for the vacation unused my former employer texted me a highlighted area in the handbook but the area says nothing about leaving and being paid for unused vacation days.

1 answer  |  asked Jul 10, 2018 08:58 AM [EST]  |  applies to Pennsylvania

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Doris Dabrowski
Entitlement to pay in lieu of taking time off from work depends on the compensation agreement between the employer and employee. An employee handbook or policy may provide the terms of benefit components of the compensation agreement. There is no Pennsylvania or federal law that mandates payment in lieu of vacation time. If the handbook is ambiguous, you should ask a lawyer to review the documents. Or you may file a wage complaint form with the Pa. Department of Labor, www.dli.pa.gov.

posted by Doris Dabrowski  |  Jul 11, 2018 08:14 AM [EST]

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