Wht to do if I am leaving my employment with a company that I have worked for 6 years and have 250 hours of unused vacation?

When I started working for the company, the policy stated that we get paid for unused vacation when we leave employment. The policy was changed 2 years later to state that they only pay 50%. I want to know if I should be paid the entire amount since that was what the policy was when I started working there?

Asked on July 14, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Alabama


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country if you have 250 hours of vested unused vacation time and you quit your position, then your employer is required to pay you the amount of vacation time in terms of its policy and value at 50% for the 250 hours based upon what you have written.

I suggest that you carefully read the existing policy in effect concerning accrued vacation time upon severance of employment in that such policy in effect will control the answer to your question. 

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