Can an employer take away your accumulated PTO time once you give a 2 week notice?

Asked on October 29, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Florida


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Unless you have a written employment contract guarantying you the right to be paid out for unused PTO when your employment ends, yes:
1) Without an employment contract, they don't have to pay accummulated but unused PTO on termination of employment.
2) Employers have free discretion to not approve the use of PTO during the two-week notice period, so you can't even use it and be paid while not coming to work.

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