Can my employer make me use PTO hours the same as FT employees if I only work 30 hours but accrue the same as 40 hours?

Asked on October 22, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Iowa

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SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Yes, an employer may do this. An employer is not required to provide PTO in the first place--there is no law mandating it vacation or personal leave time. Therefore, the employer is free, since it is completely voluntary to do this, to set up whatever rules it likes for how the hours will be both accrued and used.


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