Q: Is my employer required to pay my accrued and remaining vacation hours if I quit my job in Texas?
This is what is stated in the Employee Handbook..
"Accrued vacation will be available to each employee upon their anniversary date and must be used within
twelve (12) months after it is accrued. Employees may carry over 24 hours of accrued vacation time to the
following calendar year; however, it must be used within six months from the carry over date or the employee
will lose it. This is a use it or lose it policy and vacation may not be “paid out” to the employee. An employee
who is terminated from the company or fails to provide two-weeks notice to resign will forfeit any unused,
accrued vacation time, unless prohibited by State Law"
A: No, since the policy stated in the Employee Handbook expressly provides it is use it or lose it.
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