Hi, thanks for submitting your question today. Vacation pay is a wage under Wis. law and must be paid in compliance with written agreement. If there is no written agreement it must be paid in compliance with the law. Employer's can limit in writing when vacation pay is due upon resignation or termination
. However, if there is no such writing that limits the payment of vacation pay upon termination, then the employer must pay it out upon termination of employment or it is a wage violation.
You do not indicate that there was such a limitation in your vacation agreement/policy with the employer. Thus I would be led to believe that you have a rightful claim to that pay. If the employer refuses to pay this amount, you can bring a wage claim with the state. You can demand the employer pay this amount, and if it fails to pay, file a charge with the state at this website
. The state will then investigate and collect your owed vacation pay.
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