Under the Texas Payday Statute, terminated employees are not entitled to their vacation pay when they leave their job.  So explains Russ Cawyer in this post. The same statutory provision applies to sick leave or severance pay.  Such benefits are owed to the employee only if the departing employee has a valid contract providing

 Mandatory paid sick days for all employees is a new concept.  San Fransisco and Washington, D.C. were the first towns to try it.  Now, the state of Connecticut will try it, as well.  So far, it seems to be working.  One restaurant owner in San Fransisco says she opposed it but has been pleasantly surprised

 For a good summary of the rights of Texas employees when they lose their job, see Aaron Ramirez’ post from last March.  Note that Aaron makes no mention of the employer paying the employee for any accrued vacation or sick leave.  An at-will employee, which includes most employees in Texas, has no right to