How long does my employment have to tell mewhether or notI’m laid off?

UPDATED: Dec 30, 2011

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How long does my employment have to tell mewhether or notI’m laid off?

I was never told how long I was suspended for and never signed anything. So I was wondering how long can they suspend me. Also, do they have the right to hold my vacation pay since I was suspended?

Asked on December 30, 2011 under Employment Labor Law, California


FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country, if you have accrued vacation pay, you are entitled to payment for it upon termination. Since you have yet to receive your accrued vacation pay presumably you have not been terminated from your job.

Since you have no idea as to your status as an emplyee at work, I would call and write your employer asking for a set time period for your suspension and when you can expect to come back to work. Keep a copy of this letter for future need and reference. When you were suspended, you should have received some written document from your employer as to the terms of your suspension. If you fail to receive a response from your employer, I would consult with either a labor attorney or a representative of your local labor department in that it would seem that you were permanently terminated.

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