Do I get my 80 hours earned vacation if I quit my job?

I worked for 3 years as a manager for
subway Over a one year time I started
getting earned vacation. I got a better
job and put in a 2 week notice and they
only gave my 40 vaction Is that right?

Asked on February 23, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, Arkansas


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

In your state, there is no right to be paid out for earned but unused vacation time when your employment ends. If you had a written employment contract addressing this issue (e.g. stating that you would be paid your unused vacation when your employment ends), you must be paid whatever the contract says. Without a contract, your employer could refuse to pay you any of your vacation time--and if they are voluntarily choosing to give you some of your vacation, they are actually being more generous than they have to be.

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