El Paso, TX asked in Employment Law for Texas

Q: Is it illegal for companies to use your pto to fix the problems they have with their network?

My wife and her fellow employees have been forces to use pto when the company's network has a bug or other issues. Any time they have an issue they tell the employees not to log in and that their pto will be used until the issue is fixed. It happens at least once a month.

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A: There are no laws that require companies to offer paid time off, so if your employer does offer this benefit, they can also control the terms of when it can (or must) be used, such as in the situation you described above.

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