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Vacation pay - am I entitled? Arizona

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  • Vacation pay - am I entitled? Arizona

    I am leaving a job that I have been at for 6 years - have over 19 days vacation days that I have not taken over the years - no policy in writing -was told I could accumulate them - when I leave am I entitled to be paid for those days?

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    Arizona does not unconditionally require payout of accrued vacation at termination; only that the company comply with its own policies. If there is not a written policy, and a claim were to be filed, the ICA would look at what has been done in the past in similar situations. There's an old HR adage "practice makes policy". Do you know if other employees who have been quit have been paid out their vacation?
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      Entitled under law? No. There are a few states that have specific laws regarding vacation, but, to my knowledge, Arizona isn't one of them.

      Some other folks will clarify if I am wrong.

      However, it is worth a shot to just ask. A lot will depend on how far back some of the days go, but most employers are pretty good about it as long as you are leaving amicably.
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      I am not now nor ever was an attorney.

      Any statements I make are based purely upon my personal experiences and research which may or may not be accurate in a court of law.


      • #4
        The only law Az. has re the payout of earned vacation at termination is: Employers who have a policy or practice of paying employees for vacation or sick days upon separation must treat the days as wages.
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