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    Last year I saved one of my vacation days to be used for New Year's Eve since that isn't a paid holiday for the company for which I worked. Half the employees did the same thing, and half had to work because their vacation time was depleted. When that day arrived, my boss decided to close the office and allow everyone to take off. Therefore, half the employees lost an earned vacation day. My boss refused to pay us for that lost day. Some of the employees who lost that day have disguised it as a sick day for this year and took a day off. I didn't feel right doing that. I have now been laid off and feel that I am entitled to that lost vacation day. Do I have a valid argument?

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    You may or may not, but the fact is that there is no law in Georgia that is going to require the employer pay you for any accrued vacation, either while you were employed or now that you have been laid off. Sorry.
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      It's true there is no law in Ga. requiring the payout of earned vacation on termination. However, courts in Ga. have held that handbook provisions addressing vacation pay can create a binding obligation on the employer.
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