I live in Illinois. I was recently downsized out of my job. My question is do they have to pay me my vacation pay? They normally give 2 weeks after 1 year. I was on the job 9 months. They do pay you for your vacation pay, they accrue it, but claim unless your there a year you aren’t entitled to it.
I contacted the labor board and they say the law is vauge it says “Vacation pay IS a earned benefit and must be paid upon termination.”
But the question is when does it become earned. I was advised to get a lawyer. But it seems I should get 9/12 (3/4) of two weeks pay to me. But that is hardly worth taking time off my new job AND paying a lawyer too.
Has anyone else had anything similar?
This is the only job I had that won’t pay earned vacation pay.