I am an exempt salaried employee in Virginia. I understand that obviously I do not get paid overtime for working over 40 hours/week. Due to the nature of my profession, there are times when I am "on the bench" - i.e. no work available that can be billed to our company's client. Sometimes I am required to take Vacation or Sick leave from our PTO bank to fill those hours (which I understand is legal). However, once that bank is depleted, I am required to take leave WITHOUT pay; is that legal? i.e. I am basically willing and able to work, but my employer is telling me there is no work available so I cannot be paid for those days?