My employer of over 19 years is selling his medical practice. He had agreed verbally to certain PTO
hours to entice me to continue working for him. He also allowed for my hours to roll from year to year, when other employees were not allowed to. I am the Office Manager. His accountant received reports each payroll
period from our payroll vendor, so they would have knowledge of the accumulated amount.
When I asked about what occurs with our PTO with his selling, he reluctantly said he would have to pay it out. After finding out I have over 1300 hours accumulated over the years, he is now angry. He is demanding to see in writing where he offered any benefits to any employee, etc..All I have is my notes from our verbal discussions, and the policy and procedure he had my write with regards XXXXX XXXXX obtaining more time and regarding accumulation. However, he never signed anything. Unfortunately, we all trusted him and never knew we should have him sign off on things he verbally agreed to.
What should I do to protect my money due me for my accumulated PTO, which is quite substantial. The Dr said he is hiring a H/R consultant to deal with disolving his practice and to be honest, he is not to be trusted.
Thank you for your help. I am desperate and upset after facing losing my job after 19 years.