Am I Entitled to my Accrued Vacation Pay if I Leave my Job?

Unless an employer has a written policy distributed to all employees clearly delineating that separating employees are not entitled to accrued but unused vacation pay, then such amounts are typically deemed to be "wages" as defined under the South Carolina Payment of Wages Act at 41-10-10(2) of the South Carolina Code of Laws.  The result is that employees leaving their job, whether voluntarily or … [Read more...]

Do I get my Final Paycheck if I Quit or was Fired?

The Payment of Wages Act has clear-cut rules for how final payment for wages, including salary, bonuses, and accrued vacation pay, are to be submitted to employees who leave their job or who are terminated.  The Act states that all wages owed to a separating employee must be paid either within 48 hours of the separating employee's last date of work or by no later than the next regular pay date, … [Read more...]