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There isn't a specific Massachusetts law on this topic. Employers are not allowed to offer vacation pay at all, but when they do, it must be offered to all employees without discrimination. Use it or lose it policies are also allowed. If that's the agreement that you entered when accepting the job, there is nothing in the law that would allow you to hold your employer to different terms. The starting point is to look at your employment contract or any handbook to see if it has different provisions for management than other employees.
You could try to negotiate a different policy, but your employer would have to make it available to everyone who works at your level to avoid discrimination claims.
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