Employment Law Questions? Ask an Employment Lawyer.
They can not. Since you quit they do not have to pay out the vacation until the final pay period check that you would have received after this past week of work but they do by law have to pay it out. They can use two of your vacation days for the days you called in sick (if you didn't have any sick days accrued).
If they want to continue giving you a hard time then you need to contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Department of Labor Offices in your area and file a complaint to have your case opened. One or both (depending on the details of your claim) will open a case and if you win you could be entitled to vacation wages, and other compensation and the employer could be cited and fined. You can find a local office for each by going to http://www.eeoc.gov/ and http://www.dol.gov/
Good luck. If you have any other related questions please let me know. If you found this answer helpful please accept so I can continue to help others like you in the future. Thank you.
No. You have a claim and I would contact the Department of Labor today. All the two weeks notice does is give them notice of your last day. During that two weeks you can use all of your sick days if you wanted to and by law they must pay you for all unused vacation time when you leave.
No. At this point I would file with the EEOC and the DOL. Both will get involved and take care of this for you. Company policies can not be made up as they go along and they must be disclosed in advance (while you were an employee) in order to be found legally effective by the EEOC and DOL.
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).