I was recently employed at a non profit organization that provide services for Family Domestic Violence. However I never received unpaid vacation time for 7 years. some flex time and at the end of my employment I was only give 33 hours of vacation time wh

Have yet to receive my accrued unpaid vacation hours that consist of 7 years

1 answer  |  asked Apr 11, 2015 02:21 AM [EST]  |  applies to California

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Marilynn Mika Spencer
California law requires employers to pay employees according to a pre-determined schedule.

FOR EMPLOYEES WHOSE EMPLOYMENT IS ENDING, Labor Code sections 201, 202 and 203 require the following:

1. If the employer ends the employment relationship, the employer must pay everything owed to the employee at the time of termination, including all accumulated wages, overtime, vacation and PTO. (Labor Code section 201)

2. However, for seasonal employees working in curing, canning, or drying perishable fruit, fish or vegetables, the employer has 72 hours to make full payment.

3. If the employee ends the employment relationship without notice, the employer has 72 hours to pay the employees in full, including all accumulated wages, overtime, vacation and PTO. (Labor Code section 202)

4. If an employer does not pay an employee whose employment has ended as required, then the employer is subjected to a penalty for late payment. The penalty is that the wages of the employee continue in full as if the employee were still working from the date of termination to the date paid in full, for a maximum of 30 days. (Labor Code section 203)

The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) is a sub-agency within the California Department of Industrial Relations. http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/. Some people refer to the DLSE as the Labor Commissioner. The DLSE enforces California's wage and hour laws, including those pertaining to overtime, rest and meal breaks, and more. The link for information on filing a wage claim is here: http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/howtofilewageclaim.htm.

posted by Marilynn Mika Spencer  |  Apr 19, 2015 01:08 AM [EST]

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