At a previous employer I had earned 112 hours of PTO. I signed a handbook stating that if I didn't give them a two-week notice before I terminated employment, I would forfeit my accrued PTO time. I terminated my employment with them without a two-weeks notice. Illinois law states all accrued time must be paid out at the end of employment. Because I signed the handbook, is the time that was accrued forfeited or is there a loop hole?
The handbook is probably not adequate to supersede the statutory requirement that accrued vacation time be paid at termination. You should consult the IL Labor Relations Board. Go to labor-relation-board.justanswer.com or
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