Shreveport, LA asked in Employment Law for Texas

Q: If HR notifies an employee of the amount of PTO they can they come back later and change it?

I'm a cancer patient. I sent an email to my HR rep asking if she had calculated my PTO. Her reply was you have 28.69 days. I was told I could use them in connection with flma which was required. 4 days later I'm told that I don't have any and the coming Friday will be the last paycheck I receive. Of the 28+ days I was told, 11.69 were supposedly from years of service which is added to 17 days that everyone gets. Can they do this?

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Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer
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A: It sounds like there is some confusion within the HR department if you are getting conflicting information. Do you have a copy of the company handbook that explains the accrual of PTO? Are there other income options for you to consider while you're out on FMLA leave, such as short-term disability benefits? If you have additional questions, you should contact an employment attorney in your area to discuss.

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