Spring, TX asked in Employment Law for Texas

Q: I work in Texas I am currently on my two week notice and wondering if I get my 15 days of pto paid out to me?

I don’t see anywhere a mention of what happens to pto when separation occurs between me and employer

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A: There are no laws that require that earned but unused PTO be paid out to the employee upon separation. However, there are other ways that you can potentially recover this earned-but-unused PTO, such as if your employee handbook states you will receive it upon separation. If you don't have an employee handbook (or if this language isn't in the handbook), you should send an email to your HR department asking whether your earned-but-unused PTO will be paid out upon separation. If their answer is yes, then this will create a written record of the agreement.

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