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I have accrued "sick bank" hours in accordance with company

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I have accrued "sick bank" hours in accordance with company Human Resources policy over 12+ years. The company changed the policy starting 1/1/17 that all "banked hours" will be forfeited after the next 24 months. Do I have any recourse? Does seem right that benefits accrued in accordance with company policy, can be subsequently changed.
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location. Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: NY
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  John replied 7 months ago.

It's a labor violation in New York to attach a condition to an already accrued benefit. You will need to make a wage supplement claim with the NY DOL - see

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Is there an issue with this filing if the filing is a current employer?
Expert:  John replied 7 months ago.

No, you are legally protected from employer retaliation for filing such a claim.