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  • MA laws regarding vacation Massachusetts

    My husband is going to be turning in his resignation. He is sure he will be in for a fight to get paid for the 4 weeks vacation he has earned. What are the laws regarding this?

    Thank you in advance for your help

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    In MA earned but unused vacation must be paid out at termination.
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      I don't know if this is part of the question or even if it applies but I'm going to include it because, especially this time of year, a lot of people misunderstand it.

      MA law requires that any time that is ALREADY accrued be paid out at termination. It does not require the payout of time that would be accrued over the course of the year.

      Since many companies allow employees to use vacation time before they have actually earned it, employees often mistakenly believe that they have earned time that they actually have not. They'll hold off resigning until January, believing that they'll get the entire year's allotment paid out to them when actually they will only have accrued a fraction of that time.

      If this does not apply, please disregard it. But it might be helpful information to have.
      The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.

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      • #4
        Thank you both so much for your help.

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