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Used vacation time, quit later, didn't get vacation pay

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I am in Washington state. My husband worked enough at a company to earn a week of vacation time. He took the week off and was told he'd be paid for it on his hire-anniversary date (which would be 7 months later). He quit before the anniversary date. The company, on his anniversary, refused to give him the week's worth vacation pay because they felt they didn't have to do so. Is that legal or should we take them to small claims court?



Vacation time

If the company has a clear policy on this, the policy would determine your husband’s rights. If the company does not have a clear policy, then any agreement they made would determine his rights. In this case, it sounds somewhat ambiguous. Because of that he has a good chance (not 100%) of getting the pay.

Before going to small claims, he should contact the state department of labor or employment. That department may handle this for him.

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