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What I am going to tell you stinks, but it is the law.. And that is that there is no MN state or federal law that requires an employer to pay for accrued vacation time unless they have a specific policy that states that they agree to do so. So this is entirely up to the employer as to whether they pay out anything accrued from the previous employer and apparently they aren't going to do so.
It isn't fair, but legally the employer sets their own policies with regard to vacation time and payouts.
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