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Personal time/attendance

Company has on time policy, where 1 minute late, they dock half of a personal day or 4 hours. Is it legal for them to dock you 1/2 of a personal day. And then not pay you for it? I understand them making you take it, to cover your time absent. How is it legal for them to not pay me for my personal time.

Asked on October 24, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

The real issue (unfortunately) is that there is no legal requirement for personal days at all; employers are free to simply not provide them. Since it is purely voluntary to have them, employers may put essentially whatever limitations, conditions, or restrictions they want on them, including losing half a day when you are late to work. While undoubtedly unfair and harsh, this appears to be legal.


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