I recently resigned from a company in illinois, after 4 years of service, I had 40 hours of unused accrued vacation pay (which i had to make several phone calls to get)...just found out today that they are paying me the 40 hours as severance pay...(higher

unused vacation being paid as severance pay

1 answer  |  asked Apr 13, 2015 4:46 PM [EST]  |  applies to Illinois

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Alejandro Caffarelli
Well, they have to pay you any accrued, earned vacation upon termination. If they call it "severance pay," it doesn't really make a difference, unless they are making you sign a release or something else to get it. You shouldn't have to sign any releases in order to get your final paycheck, including unused vacation. For further info check out the Illinois Department of Labor website, where you can get information about filing a charge. Good luck -

posted by Alejandro Caffarelli  |  Apr 13, 2015 4:59 PM [EST]

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