Bedford, NH asked in Employment Law for New Hampshire

Q: Does employer have to pay the 3 wks notice?

I have 4 weeks earned vacation time and I plan on giving a three week notice to my employer of me leaving the firm. It is my understanding that provided I give a two-week notice, I am entitled to my vacation time. I am wondering if my employer does not accept my resignation and terminates me when I give my notice, are they obligated by law to also pay me the 3 weeks I just gave notice?

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Joseph Kelly Levasseur
Joseph Kelly Levasseur
  • Manchester, NH
  • Licensed in New Hampshire

A: First of all, congratulations on giving your company a four week notice, that in of itself shows that you are a very conscientious employee and they should appreciate that. I do believe, under your set of facts that yes, if they ask you to leave early you have indeed satisfied the requirement of a two week notice and they would owe you for that accrued vacation time. If they do not fulfill that obligation then you can call the NH Dept of Labor and file a complaint or, hire an attorney for breach of contract. Good luck!

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