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  • Improper Use of PTO Florida

    I am an exempt salary employee working in the state of Florida.

    I get paid for forty hours each week and regularly work 50 hours a week, 10 hours a day. Additionally I come in earlier than my scheduled time, am required to skip lunches, stay late, and come in on weekends - None of which is recorded in any way which is standard for a salary exempt employee.

    Recently I worked 6 hours and left 4 hours before the end of my regular work day for a doctor's visit.

    I was forced to use 4 hours of my vacation time to make up the difference to a 10 hour day.

    My question is not whether they can force the charge of PTO or Vacation time, its how much they can charge. I know that the laws don't prohibit this.

    What I am not sure of is if they can charge me at all since I still worked 46 hours that week. OR if they can charge me for 2 hours to make it up to 8 hours that day. OR but I am pretty sure they can't charge me for 4 hours to make it up to 10 hours that day.

    Any resources or advice in this matter will be greatly appreciated, and I thank you in advance for your time and patience.

    ~AL
    Last edited by ALAMP; 11-14-2008, 12:59 PM.

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    They could any of the three, including charging you 4 hours PTO. You did leave four hours early. The fact that you came in, apparently, 2 hours early does not need to be taken into consideration if the employer chooses not to. In fact, many employers have a minimum that can be charged, and it's often four hours.

    Although that's not the way I would have handled it, it's not illegal. Sorry that's not the answer you wanted to hear.
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