Mount Juliet, TN asked in Employment Law for Tennessee

Q: I earn paid time off for each hour I work. Is the company required to pay out my PTO after I quit. Gave 2 week notice.

Company policy is PTO is forfeited.

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Courtney Cotter
Courtney Cotter
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: If the company policy is that PTO is forfeited, then unfortunately you will lose your PTO.

Tennessee Wage Regulation Act, Tenn. Code Ann. 50-2-103(a)(3), provides:

… The final wages of an employee who quits or is discharged shall include any vacation pay or other compensatory time that is owed to the employee by virtue of company policy or labor agreement. This subdivision (a)(3) does not mandate employers to provide vacations, either paid or unpaid, nor does it require that employers establish written vacation pay policies.

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