My employer did not win bid, contract ends, they state they do not have to pat accrued pto time

New contractor will be taking over on May 21st. Our contractor states they will not pay our pto time that we have already accrued. Is this legal?

1 answer  |  asked May 15, 2014 6:24 PM [EST]  |  applies to Pennsylvania

Answers (1)

Doris Dabrowski
Entitlement to pay for accrued but unused leave time depends on whether the paid time off is a benefit that is part of the compensation for past work. Benefits vest under Pa. law when all conditions for eligibility for the benefit is fulfilled. However, express "use it or lose it" leave policies do not violate the law.
This answer is a general statement of Pa. law, which does not constitute legal advice about your particular factual situation. You should ask a lawyer to review your employer's policies, usual practices and any written contracts that govern your employment. Doris J. Dabrowski, 1525 Locust St., Philadelphia PA 19102, 215-790-1115.

posted by Doris Dabrowski  |  May 16, 2014 06:46 AM [EST]

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