Vacation Policy change

Is is considered a legal change in vacation benefits if we are notifed via an email of this change ?
Such as: We (company) will no longer pay any accrued vacation time at the time of an employee leaving service of this company.
Thanks
Karen

1 answer  |  asked Nov 3, 2010 09:46 AM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

Answers (1)

Neil Rubin
Unless you have a VALID and executed employment contract which specifically states vacation provisions, the company can essentially make policy changes at any time for any reason. (An Employee Manual is not normally a contract.)

So, if the question is can they do it? Yes, they can. If the question is can they do it through email? Yes, they can.

Now, there are a few very narrow exceptions to the general rule. But it does not appear from your facts that these exceptions apply. To make sure you may engage an employment attorney for a consultation to find out.

posted by Neil Rubin  |  Nov 3, 2010 11:16 AM [EST]

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