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    I live in Connecticut but work in Rhode Island. Our office recently recieved an email informing us of numerous timekeeping policies. One of which states that if our personal time (we do not have vacation time and sick time) balance is positive, that we must use in the event of an unexpected absence. Is this legal? It would seem to me that I earned the time and I should have the right to decide when I want to use it. If I am comfortable having a paycheck of only 32 hours because I missed a day, that should be my decision, not the companies.

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    The company is not legally required to provide you with any sort of paid time off and it can decide when, where, how and for what purposes you may use it or be required to use it.

    From a financial viewpoint, it costs the company less to pay you now for an absence than it would two years from now, since your rate of pay will go up.

    What they are doing is legal.
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