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My name is vik
my issue is that I have

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Customer: my name is vik
my issue is that I have subcontractors
I work for county government and we have a couple subcontractors who have been providing training to our customers
they have been in contract with us for about 8 years
and now 2 of the contractor's employees are retiring and they have quite a bit of accrued vacation. They're wanting us to pay for it since over the last 8 years the employees have been working on our contract
along with 2 other contracts
I don't feel that it is our responsibility to pay for their retirement cash out
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: California Employment Law
Expert:  Angie2613 replied 1 year ago.

Hi Vik, I am Angie

Because subcontractors are NOT do not have to pay them anything other than what they are owed for the jobs they do. Subcontractors do not accrue vacation, as they are considered their own entity. If they are truly subcontractors, they can take a vacation anytime they want...if they want to be paid they work....

If an employer wants to pay their employees vacation, that is well and good, but that is solely up to the employer and is not your responsibility. If they are not your employees, then you have nothing to do with their compensation at all. If they are subcontractors, they are agreeing to do a job at a certain price ...there is no obligation on your part to pay for anything other than work performed by your subcontractors.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can they bill us for accrued town via indirect costs? Also, what happens when their employees take vacation? They usually do a time study for their hours billed to us. Do you have any super circular references?
Expert:  Angie2613 replied 1 year ago.

What state are you in?

A company can bill you for whatever they choose to....but if it is not the agreed upon billing amount then you would not be obligated to pay the bill.

I do not have any references to refer to for this, but it would seem to me that your contract would indicate what is expected of you. I believe this would best be answered by an attorney who could review your contract and determine what exactly you are liable to pay.

I am going to request the question be moved to the law category rather than the tax category.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The omb circular should have references
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm in California

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