West Monroe, LA asked in Employment Law for Louisiana

Q: My employers payroll website specifically states that I have 40 hours of “Available Vacation Time”.

Can they refuse a payout of that “Available Vacation Time” after termination stating that it is awarded in good faith and that my length employment was long enough?

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Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: Depends on whether the website is accurate and in accordance with the employer's rules regarding vacation. If you are entitled to unused vacation pay after termination and your employer does not compensate you timely, then the employer is possibly subject to paying your penalties as well as the owed amount. I would recommend that you contact an employer or wage lawyer in your jurisdiction for further, specific discussion of your matter. Good luck.

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