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Old 03-07-2008, 01:10 PM
 
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Default Unused Vacation When Resigning

I'm currently searching for a new position, and haven't yet left my company, but I still have a few weeks of unused vacation time. Do I just get a check for the amount of unused time when I leave?
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Old 03-07-2008, 01:13 PM
 
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I'm currently searching for a new position, and haven't yet left my company, but I still have a few weeks of unused vacation time. Do I just get a check for the amount of unused time when I leave?
It depends on the company. Some companies will pay for unused time that is accrued ... some will pay for that time up to certain limits ... and some with "use it or lose it" policies will pay nothing. Presuming you don't want to actually ask the question so that you don't tip anyone off to your intentions, you can probably check the personnel manual (if you have one) for the answer.

Good luck.

Charley
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Old 03-07-2008, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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The majority of companies will pay you for the unused vacation time because that is an expense that has already been accrued and posted into the company's operating costs, so they should pay you for it.
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Old 03-07-2008, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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Read your employee handbook. Many companies will not pay out unused vacation time to someone who is leaving. Some companies that do pay it out require you to request it in writing prior to the last pay period of the year (if that is when they would have paid it to employees who are still there), some will pay it in your final paycheck.
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Old 03-07-2008, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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If vacation is granted (usually at the beginning of the year), most employers will not commute this when you leave. If vacation is accrued (you earn hours with each pay period) then it usually is paid out when you quit. There will be exceptions and that is something you would have to find out on your own unfortunately. If you are still in touch with someone from the company that had recently left, you may want to contact this person and get information from him/her. This way, you don't feel like you were alerting anyone of an impending move.
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Old 03-07-2008, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Okay, here is a follow-up question...

Say your company will pay out your unused accrued vacation time...
What is the better option to take:
A) Accept the vacation pay out (which is taxed at a higher rate than your normal pay) or
B) Quit some time after you’ve used your vacation time
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