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Good afternoon,There is no state or federal law that requires an employer to provide vacation time to employees. You could sue the employer for the unpaid vacation time, but the problem you'll have unfortunately is that with no written agreement, nothing in a company handbook, and only the statement made to you at the time they hired you, it's your word versus that of the company, and not enough to prove your case, I'm sorry to say.If you are entitled to overtime (some employees, such as those that are salaried working in administrative, executive or professional roles are not) and the employer isn't paying you, then you should file a wage complaint form with the Illinois Department of Labor and let them investigate the matter for you (click the highlighted link and it'll take you right to the form and instructions).
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