Summary of the Investigation

Cohen Milstein is currently investigating whether certain employers have policies regarding vacation benefits that violate state laws.  Certain state laws make it illegal for employers to either fail to pay employees for unused vacation time or to require an employee to forfeit vacation benefits upon termination.  In such states, vacation benefits are treated as the equivalent of wages and, if unused at the time of termination, must be paid as compensation to the employee.  If an employer’s policies violate the law of the state in which the employee works, that employee may be entitled to payment for such unused benefits.  Sometimes, employers will attempt to create ERISA vacation plans in an attempt to circumvent state law, but may nonetheless be required to comply with state law.

What Information Do We Need From You

We will want to obtain some information in order to investigate your claim, including copies of your employer’s policies or plans regarding vacation benefits and your payroll stubs.  If you do not have copies of these documents, we can assist you in making a request for copies.  There is no charge to you for us to assist you in making this request or for us to evaluate your case.

Whom to Contact for More Information

If you are a former employee whose employer failed to provide compensation for unused vacation time at the time of your termination or required you to forfeit your unused vacation time during employment or upon termination, please contact one of the following persons:

R. Joseph Barton, Esq. 
Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC
1100 New York Avenue, N.W., Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20005 
Telephone: 888-240-0775 or 202-408-4600