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The ISBA Explains Employee Obligations - Sick and Vacation Days

Question: Is an employer who fired an employee obligated to pay for remaining sick days and vacation days?

Answer: An employer is under no obligation to pay a fired employee for remaining sick days, but Illinois law requires that the former employee be paid for accumulated vacation days earned up to the day of termination unless there is a contract or collective bargaining agreement. Also, the employer must pay wages to the employee up to the time of firing.

For more information about Illinois law, visit www.illinoislawyerfinder.com. If you have a legal question, send it to illinoislawcolumn@isba.org

Illinois Law Now is a series of newspaper and internet posts prepared by the Illinois State Bar Association that address legal issues of interest to the public. For additional information about the law, visit http://www.illinoislawyerfinder.com/legal-faqs

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