Is paid time off pay still required to be given after being fired before the actual PTO was taken?

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Is paid time off pay still required to be given after being fired before the actual PTO was taken?

I was recently fired from my place of employment a week before my scheduled PTO. I also have a signed document stating 40 hours of PTO was given.

Asked on January 16, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, Mississippi

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

No, they do not need to give it to you. There is no law in your state requiring payment of unused, even scheduled-but-unused, vacation time after termination of employment. Vacation days are the ability to be paid for not workin while still employed. Once your employment ends, you can't use or be paid for vacation days after your last day of employment, whether previously scheduled or not.


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