If the employer has a written policy that provides that accrued vacation will not be paid out upon termination of employment, you are not entitled to be paid. Otherwise, your accrued, but unused vacation is considered wages and your employer is required to pay you within the pay period immediately following the end of your employment. Failure to wages in Maryland is covered by the Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law which entitled you to treble damages and attorneys' fees. If you have any further questions, please contact me, Neil Hyman, Law Office of Neil S. Hyman, LLC, 301-841-7105, firstname.lastname@example.org
This is an interesting question. The Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law will often consider accrued vacation time as earned wages and therefore payable upon termination. I'd have to know more facts. If you're interested in talking about this issue further, please call me at The Zipin Law Firm, LLC (301) 587-9373. Thank you, Gregg C. Greenberg, Esq.