I've accepted a position at another firm. The start date is about six weeks out, in the new calendar year.
I have questions for HR about their policies about departing employees, mainly about any payout of paid time off and also year-end bonus eligibility.
I can't find good answers to these questions in the employee handbook. Are there typically ways to get this information without HR finding out ahead of my notice period that I'm leaving?
( 5 months ago )
The chances are that you will not receive any year end bonus unless it is paid before you give notice. Bonuses are virtually never paid to former employees or ones who are leaving.
Payout of time off varies from company to company (and may depend on state laws) but you can at least check with your state's Labor department to see if your state requires that it be paid. If you have nothing in writing that says it will be paid, I would make the assumption that it will not and go from there. You could ask someone you know who has left the company if they got paid for their leave.
Some companies don't let you use leave once you give notice. Even previously scheduled leave. Check your personnel manual for this. So you might want to use any vacation time you have before you give notice since you have 6 weeks until you start the new position..