On April 7, 2022, H.P. 160 – L.D. 225 was approved by Governor Mills, which requires that all unused paid vacation time pursuant to an employer’s vacation policy on or after January 1, 2023, must be paid to the employee on cessation of employment unless the employee is employed by an employer with 10 or fewer employees or by a public employer. Employers found in violation of this requirement may be liable for the amount of all accrued vacation pay that must be paid to the employee, in addition to a reasonable rate of interest and an additional amount equal to twice the amount of accrued vacation pay as liquidated damages and the cost of suit, including attorney’s fees. The effective date of the legislation is August 8, 2022.