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Axed Workers Are Owed Vacation Pay: Mass. Court

Law360 (June 12, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The highest court in Massachusetts has affirmed that employers owe terminated workers for unused vacation, siding with the state attorney general in a challenge brought by Electronic Data Systems Corp.

On Thursday, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court affirmed a Superior Court ruling in favor of Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley. The attorney general had issued a citation to EDS for laying off a 21-year company veteran without compensating him for his unused vacation time, which the company then appealed.

The Division of Administrative Law Appeals, the...
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