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    My employer has a policy that employees are not allowed to take any time off (other than regular days off) during their last two weeks of employment. This includes any vacation time, etc. that was previously approved. Should I assume that they can do this?

    Should I also assume that their policy of "required 2 week notice" to gain any accured vacation compensation is legal - even though I have earned it? In other words, if I only give 10 days notice, can they deny my accured vacation compensation?


  • #2
    Should I assume that they can do this? Yes, they can legally do this.

    if I only give 10 days notice, can they deny my accured vacation compensation?
    That depends on what state you're in.
    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.


    • #3
      Last 2 weeks Vacation compensation

      I am personally in TX. However, I have friends that work for the same company in NY, NJ, and MD??

      Are there individual rules for each of these states regarding the accured vacation compensation??



      • #4
        Yes, there are. However, there is no state I know of which prohibits the company from not allowing you to take vacation during your notice period. The laws regarding vacation generally address whether accrued vacation must be paid out at termination. The gamut ranges from "absolutely, always" to "if the company has a written policy of doing so, they must follow their policy" to no statute at all. There are very few states in the first group (California and Massachusetts come immediately to mind), a few in the second group (NY and NJ, TX and MD are in that group), and a lot in the third group.
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        • #5
          thanks Patty


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