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I abruptly resigned from my job, due to an unsafe issue. I accrued 75 hours
vacation time. Do the owe it to me or did I lose it
Asked on March 17, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, New York
M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 4 years ago | Contributor
In NY, if an employee has earned vacation time and there is no written forfeit policy, then their employer must pay them for such time. This is true no matter the reason that the worker has departed (i.e. quit or was fired). So, you need to check what, if any, policy your ex-employer had. Once you do, if you believe that you are owed for your vacation time and have not received it, you can file a claim with your state's department of labor.
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