VACATION PAY

MY EMPLOYER TOOK AWAY MY VACATION PAY WICH IS AROUND 2 WEEKS OR BETTER I DO STILL WORK THERE I WANTED TO KNOW IF HE IS ALOUD TO DO THAT AND AM IM ENTILTED TO THAT THANK YOU AND I HOPE THAT U ANSWER ME IT WOULD HELP ME VERY MUCH

1 answer  |  asked Jan 3, 2009 12:03 PM [EST]  |  applies to Pennsylvania

Answers (1)

Christopher Ezold
Your employer may not take away your earned vacation pay.

Before I respond to your inquiry, I must state that we have not spoken, I have not reviewed the relevant documents and facts, and I do not represent you. Therefore, my discussion below is not a legal opinion, but is informational only. Finally, my discussion applies only to issues to which Pennsylvania or Federal law apply, unless otherwise specified.

That being said, your employer may not take away your earned vacation pay. The key question here is 'earned' - if it has not yet been earned, they may take the unearned portion of vacation pay off the table as an item of compensation. At that point, if you don't like the wages/compensation you're being offered, your only recourse is to find another job.

Also, if you owe your employer money, they may be able to offset your debt against your pay to a certain extent.

However, if you do not owe your employer and you have earned vacation pay, it may not be taken away from you. You would have a claim for your vacation pay, plus a 25% penalty and your attorney's fees as damages.

If you would like to discuss this matter further, please feel free to contact me at the below address(es) or number.

/Christopher E. Ezold/
Nancy O'Mara Ezold, P.C.
One Belmont Avenue,
Suite 501
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
(610) 660-5585
Cezold@Ezoldlaw.com
www.ezoldlaw.com

posted by Christopher Ezold  |  Jan 6, 2009 08:13 AM [EST]

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