Mississippi Leave Laws – Vacation Tracker


Mississippi has no laws requiring employers to provide employees with vacation benefits, either paid or unpaid.


The rollover policy

  •     Statutory Provisions Addressing Vacation Pay

The state of Mississippi has no statute governing the policy.

  • Use-It-or-Lose-It Policy

The state of Mississippi has no statute governing the policy.

  • Payment of Accrued Vacation on Termination

An employment policy or contract determines vacation pay on termination. For example, an employee who is contractually due vacation pay at the time of his involuntary dismissal has a valid claim for the value of his accrued vacation time (Fuselier, Ott & McKee, P.A. v. Moeller, 507 So. 2d 63 (Miss. 1987)).



No federal or state law in Mississippi requires employers to pay out an employee’s accrued vacation, sick leave, or other paid time off (PTO) at the termination of employment.

Maternity, Paternity, FMLA

Mississippi has no additional laws regarding Maternity and Paternity leave. Expecting and new parents are entitled to leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Pregnancy Disability Act. For more information, look under the section Federal laws, Family and Medical Leave Act and under General Information, Maternity, Paternity, and FMLA.

Jury Duty Leave

Employers are prohibited from interfering, threatening or intimidating employees in relation to employee’s jury service. Employees must provide notice after receiving a summons for jury service.

Employees must not be required to use their vacation, sick leave or any other type of leave to perform their jury duties.

Bereavement Leave

No federal or state law require an employer to provide the employee with paid or unpaid bereavement leave or with any time off to organize or attend a close family member’s funeral.

Voting Leave

The statute does not provide for any period of leave. An employee is prohibited from participating in any campaign at the expense, in whole or in part, of an employer. The exception is the time necessary to cast a vote.

Military Leave

In addition to the federal Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), Mississippi law provides reemployment and reinstatement rights for members of the United States Armed Forces and members called in active state duty, including the members of any other state. Employees are provided with unpaid leave due to military duty or training. 


Please consult your local legal counsel to learn more about Mississippi Leave Laws.


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    All materials have been prepared for general information purposes only to permit you to learn more about this region's leave laws. The information presented is not legal advice, is not to be acted on as such, and may not be current. Please contact your local legal counsel to learn more about the leave laws in your country.