If I get fired in Kentucky, am I entitled to my vacation pay?

Kentucky law defines "wages" to include any compensation due to an employee by reason of his employment and includes "vested vacation pay." KRS 337.010. If your vacation pay is vested or accrued and is unused, you should be paid it if you are fired from your job in Kentucky. Just being fired does not necessarily mean that you don't have to be paid your vested vacation pay. 

A fired employee must be paid the "wages" owed him or her within 14 days of their last day of employment or the next regular pay date, whichever comes later. KRS 337.055.

Lexington, Kentucky wages and overtime lawyer Robert Abell represents individuals and employees seeking to recover the wages and overtime they've earned but not been paid; contact him at 859-254-7076.