If I’m a salary employee, do I have to use my PTO?

I am a salary employee and I worked a 4 hours out of my 8 hour day. Do I have to use my PTO for the other 4 hours?

Asked on September 7, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Oklahoma


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Typically, PTO need not be provided by an empoyer. Accordingly, it has a great deal of say over when or why it is used. As a result, you can be required to use it to cover an absence. That all is providng that such an action does not violate the terms of a union agreement/empoyment contract or constititues some form of legally actionable discrimination.

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