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I was recently off at EDMC which is the online division of

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HI, I was recently laid off at EDMC which is the online division of Art Institute of Pittsburgh online. I live in AZ. I had three weeks vacation that they claim will go unpaid. Is that normal?
JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?
Customer: full time
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: no

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Okay standing by

To be sure AZ law controls in this situation because where you, the employee, are located determines jurisdiction. AZ however, does not have a law that mandates payout of accrued vacation at termination. As such, it is a matter of policy/contract that the employer is controlled by. In other words, only if the employer affirms in its policy (such as a handbook or contract to you) that accrued vacation is to be paid out to employees in your circumstance, would they owe you the pay for unused but accrued time off.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
thank you.

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