Severance Pay vs. Vacation pay

I was laid off and given severence pay. A few days later I contact payroll to inquire about my vacation pay. They told me I don't get paid for vacation time left over. I then filed a claim with the state of CA. They are in the process of getting a court date to compensate me. The company that laid me off had thier lawyer call me and tell me that the severence included my vacation pay. My question is this . . .Is vacation pay seperate from severence?

1 answer  |  asked May 19, 2005 8:05 PM [EST]  |  applies to California

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George Allen
Vacation Pay

You are normally entitled to all accrued vacation time/pay at the time of layoff. It is possible that this was folded in to the severance pay. You would need to review the severance agreement you signed.

posted by George Allen  |  May 20, 2005 10:44 AM [EST]

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