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Michael J. Cork

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  • Can my employer deny me my paid vacation time when I have earned it?

    Can my employer deny me my paid vacation time when I have earned it? I let them know months in advance that I was going on a cruise. Then less then two weeks before I am to leave I am told I cannot go on vacation. Then when I explained that I cou...

    Michael’s Answer

    In Indiana, if your employer has a formal or informal policy of granting vacation, based on length of service, the vacation is deemed deferred compensation, in lieu of wages. If you have earned vacation based on such a policy, it is unlikely that your employer can let you take time off, but not pay you for it.

    Make certain you have a copy of any written policy established by the employer. Contact the Indiana Department of Labor for starters.

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