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DANIEL MENDOZA
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Inside Sales at Preferred Nation

I just left my job and joined a new company. I had two days left a vacation and I'm wondering if I am entitled to it? Of course my former boss says no but I think I am. I started with him of April of 2012 and I did not miss a day or take any time off so I work the year and every year after till the day I left and when I qualified I took vacation. Now he's saying that he does not owe me for those days as I left working only 6 months in 2017. Who can I go to check this way and what legal actions can I take if any

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Rafael Angel LopezFerrer Sr.
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Chino, California? Do you still have your former employer's last pay statement? Does it list a total of paid vacation hours? Because if you have 2 vacation days left in the books, it should be itemized as 16.00 hours. Typically, an employer delivers all accrued vacation to hourly employees' payroll accounts on the first of the year, or the anniversary of the hire date. Blessed are those who accrue their Paid Time Off (PTO) year-round after their initial 12 months of employment, but they are in the minority. Other than there being a clause in you employee handbook limiting the employee from claiming vacation time until so many hours or months in the calendar or employment year have been worked, any vacation hours accrued are yours.

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Mary Mitchner
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Go to your boss manager or talk to the corporate office hr (human resources) see if this works

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Jeff Bingham
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Exec sous Chef University of Indianapolis

Good a.m. Daniel
Lets keep it 100 .It seems that you have been working for the company for a while and have a great attendance record ,and it means a lot however i have found that some employers dont value employees with great attendance records it seems there should be at thier discretion to pay it to you . I was at my job 14 years and taken great vacations during my tenure with 2call ins no lates wheni left in October my vaction kicked in on 10/1 my last day was 10/13 i was a mid level manager earning 30 days per year at this point ,i was never rewarded my days or applauded for my years of service. Hr said they didn't have to pay that to me so therefore i left those few crumbs on the table and allowed God to bless me and use my work record and experience to supersede those few dollars . You do what you think is best for you .I say leave the crumbs on the table.

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Thomas Rabbitt
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Daniel,

I am not a lawyer or an expert so please take my advice with a grain of salt. I would do my best to try and get a hold of their company handbook. I would also email the human resource department. I would make sure that I emailed them vs calling them so I would have proof. It is always not what you know but what you can prove. To take extreme measures you could have a lawyer send initial paperwork and request the information you need. Either way being persistent is key. Overall any investigation of your days will most likely resolve your issue immediately. Most companies are smart enough to stop the bleeding right away before they loose an arm.

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Gloria Corona
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Cna at Waterford Living Assist

Call head quarter about that. They can use your leaves.

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Cindy Haynes
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Call Dept of labor and the EEOC for help. Did you read the company manual to see if any information is in there?

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Kathy Scantlebury
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Customer Meter Service Technician at National Grid

Hi Daniel, when did your vacation kick in , at my last job my vacation kick in at the beginning of the year and I automatically got my vacation and I was fired in April I think u earn that vacation if u already got it on your paystub, u can check that online.

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Jeremiah Gupton
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Cleaner at Refresh Cleaning

Call the labor management department and make sure you have the days official of leave from your old job to your new job.

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Julie Goodnight
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Graphic Designer at Concord Printing Company

In North Carolina, you are entitled to your unused sick pay, but not the unused vacation. I believe. Call the Labor Board and check.In my last job we had to use-it-or-lose-it, and at the end of each individual work year, you had to either take sick and vacation days or lose them -- no carry over. During the recession, two of us were laid off from my department. I was rehired, but my coworker was not. She called the labor board about her unpaid sick and vacation. The company was contacted by the labor board and had to pay her for her sick days.

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Kimberly Scott
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Store Manager at Rent One

I understand your pain. I was with a company 11 years and was let go. At the time I had 120 hours of vacation left. When I inquired they stated that their policy is if you are let go for any reason you forfeit all vacation time. I was so mad. Honestly if it's just two days, depending on your pay, it's really not worth it.

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