Fired workers entitled to vacation pay
The highest court in Massachusetts has ruled that fired or laid off employees must be paid for unused vacation time.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruling yesterday backed state Attorney General Martha Coakley's interpretation of the state Wage Act.
Coakley's office argued that vacation time is part of an employee's wages, so a company must compensate a worker for unused time earned before he or she was let go.
The case began when a
EDS, an HP company, said it respected the court's decision and would comply.