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Judge upholds employer’s right to dock paid time off benefit

Posted On: Mar. 16, 2023 10:03 AM CST

Paid time off benefits that workers accumulate is not a part of their salary under U.S. wage law, meaning employers can take away paid leave when salaried workers do not meet productivity quotas, a federal appeals court ruled March 15, reports Reuters. A three-judge panel of the Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that Bayada Home Health Care Inc. did not violate federal wage law by docking salaried employees' paid time off, or PTO, when they did not work required weekly hours.