As my role ended with my company, I had unused sick hours (earned sick time). During my last days, I asked for payment of my unused sick hours, which my company provided me with.
Recently they emailed me saying that they actually do not provide payment for unused sick hours, and claim that they did not know my role was coming to an end. Now they are asking me to call them within a week to "discuss the method or repayment."
There was no indication of what would happen if I didn't call them. Given that these were for sick hours that I earned, do I have to pay them back? Unfortunately I couldn't find anything on MA state laws discussing both of these happening. They all talk about unused sick hours, or repayment of overpayment after a role ends. Any help would be very much appreciated!