Where I work you get a weeks paid vacation if you stay with the company for a year. I put my letter of resignation in 3 weeks ago and said I would stay until at least January 9th (Friday). My one year mark at the company was January 8th (Thursday). I am still working here until the company hires a replacement (its a small business and I didn't want to leave them with no one to cover me). They have just found someone and I will be here for at least another two weeks training them. Can I still use my vacation days? I really need the money so I hope that I can. My employer will probably be upset but I'm not passing up money I earned.

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    You don't state a country, so we can't answer for sure, but typically in most countries you would either get the time off as holiday, or an equivalent payment in lieu. – Jon Story Jan 12 '15 at 15:58
  • In the US at least in my state there is no (as in $0) cash equivalent of a vacation day unless explicitly stated in the contract. – paparazzo Jan 12 '15 at 16:59
  • I live in the U.S. New York to be exact. I'm just curious if it matters that I didnt technically qualify for the paid days off until after i put my notice in. – Morgan Jan 12 '15 at 17:50
  • @Morgan unless there's specific provision in your contract, they should still count: your notice period is no different to the preceeding time – Jon Story Jan 12 '15 at 20:06
  • Please note that in the US, there are no federal laws (Not sure about NY state) protecting your vacation days. Vacation time, sick time, Paid time off (PTO), floating holidays are all company-specific and generally are only guaranteed by your contract. Many companies will accrue vacation time at a set interval once you become eligible (I get 5.33 hours a month after the first 6 months here) and most companies aren't going to give you the full vacation time as soon as you're eligible. For these cases, you want to reference your contract and employee handbook. Consider speaking to HR as well. – user17163 Jan 13 '15 at 0:19

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