If I quit my job am I entitled to my vacation pay?

Asked on July 25, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Ohio


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Actually, most states do not require employers to provide vacation benefits to employees; in other words such a benefit is discretionary. However, if an employer does decide to offer vacation pay, the courts will enforce the employer’s policy. Your get get assistance from your state's department of labor if your employer fails to pay out any earned or accrued vacation pay after you quit.

The fact is that, your company handbook is the best resource for determining whether or not you are entitled to vacation pay if you quit. Most employers do allow workers to cash out accrued vacation hours when their employment ends.

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