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    I was recently laid off at my work due major layoffs. I have been working with the company for 6 months and had accumulated 6 days sick leave with pay. I wanted to cash those in but they told me that they are not going to pay me for those days because they are not obligated to cash those in upon termination. Is there anything I can do to get paid for those days? Or am I just screwed?
    Last edited by kenman; 02-19-2009, 05:21 PM. Reason: State Correction

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    No law in any state requires the payout of unused sick days unless a legally binding contract or CBA specifically says otherwise.
    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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      How did you acquire the sick days? Did you have separate vacation time and sick time or was it all "lumped" together as a paid time off policy? If it was a paid time off policy, how did it increase, per week or hours worked?

      If you were just handed x amount of "sick" days at the beginning of the year, you are not entitled to any compensation for those sick days. Even if you "earned" the sick days through a certain number of weeks or hours worked, sick time is not compensable on termination. If it was combined with vacation time you may have an entitlement to that time.
      J.E.B. Pickett
      Wynne Law Firm
      California Wage & Hour Class Action Attorneys.

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