I live in WA state. Gave my 2 weeks notice at work. Have never taken a vacation in the 4.5years I've worked there. Wanting to use my Paid Leave Time and take a day off (during those 2 weeks notice) and want to take the last day of my eployment off. I am the marketing director for retirement community--they already have my replace ment who was once the marketing director there. No training needed. My boss (Executive Director) said I have to work each of my scheduled days, cannot take any off. If I do, can they retaliate and keep from paying me my PLT or my commissions that are due to me? I have alot of PLT and they pay out only half of it if you quit. I want a few days off since I start my new job the day after my last day at my current job.
State/Country relating to question: Washington
Put in for 2 days off, put in for my PLT to cover those 2 days. Told my director that I need time off before my new job.He said people work those 2 weeks after giving notice. He's being a jerk and said that he doesn't want to end my employment on a sour note. I feel as if I am being bullied.
Washington labor law does not require an employer to pay out unused paid time off at termination of employment, unless the employment contract or written employment policies provide the right to the payout. What this means is that unless you can find a loophole in the policies or contract, then your failure to follow your employer's requirements will cause you to lose your benefits, and you will not be able to recover them in court or through a complaint to the Labor & Industries Department.It's not a great set of options here, but at least you know where you stand, so you can decide if the vacation is worth more than the cash.Hope his helps. NOTICE: My goal here is to entertain while educating the public about the law. Your positive feedback to the website is appreciated. If you need to contact me again, please put my user id at the beginning of your question ("To Socrateaser"), and the system will send me an alert. Please Click the following link for IMPORTANT LEGAL INFORMATION. Thanks and best wishes!
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