Washington  |  Employment Law

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Asked on: 7/25/07, 5:20 pm

former employer won't pay vacation time!

I quit a job I held for three years about three months ago, and my former employer will not even pay my unused, accrued vacation time. In one location in the employee manual, it states that vacation time will be paid, on another page it says that vacation time will not be paid. Since this employer has paid employees their unused accrued vac. time in the past, (within the last year) it seems only fair that he would pay me. After I pointed this out to him, he paid me only $86 of the $900 of vacation time I had earned. My family has suggested taking him to small claims or collections. How can I be sure I'll win? How should I get my money?

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