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Hello and thank you for the opportunity to assist you. My name is ***** ***** I am so sorry to hear about your husband. I will do my very best to answer your legal questions.
Assuming you are the executor of your husband's estate, then you can sue the former employer on behalf of the estate in small claims court. In Louisiana, an employer must pay an employee for any vacation time accrued during the employment, so you husband certainly was entitled to the pay, and his estate is now entitled to it. Obviously, if you win, the money would then be distributed to heirs (which is likely you).
Does that answer your question? Please let me know if you need clarification, as I am happy to continue helping you until you are satisfied.