I'm leaving a job I have been at for 6 years.
For the last three years of my employment I earned vacation.
The company policy said that the vacation you were eligible for in a given year was earned based on the hours you worked in the previous year (thus, the 59 hours I got to use in 2005 was actually earned in 2004)
this year, the company has changed it's tune.
Now, the vacation we get is somehow based on what we are expected to work for the current year. So the 60 hours i was entitled to this year, I will only get if I stay with the company for the entire year.
So what happened to what I had "earned" in 2005?
It seems we have all lost a year of "earned" vacation.
This change in the company is fine for new employees, but those of us
who were there last year, supposedly "earning" our vacation, are now going to lose it if we leave half way through the year.
Anyone have any advice?
Should we be compensated?
(this is in Illinois)