Q: If I give a two-week notice to my employer, can they turn around and fire me and not pay me out for my vacation days?
I live in Wisconsin, and I am not part of a union.
A: Once you put in your two weeks' notice, your employer is not required to wait until the two weeks are up to terminate your employment. Whether you are entitled to your vacation days likely depends on the policy set forth in your employee handbook. If your handbook states that unused PTO will be paid out upon termination, then you are likely entitled to this money. However, if your work doesn't have a written handbook or the handbook doesn't address this issue, this will be a tougher argument for you.
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