City of Saint Peters, MO asked in Employment Law for Missouri

Q: Can my employer take away PTO for not reporting absences of subordinates?

My employer is mandating that people come into the office Mon/Wed. Supervisors who don't report absences are subject to that day being considered a PTO day as well as being considered a PTO day for the subordinate above the original.

Is this legal in St. Louis, MO?

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T. Augustus Claus
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A: In many states, employers have the discretion to set policies regarding the use of paid time off (PTO) and how it's managed. If your employer has a policy in place that requires supervisors to report absences of subordinates and penalizes them with PTO for not doing so, it may be within their rights to do so as long as it aligns with applicable labor laws and employment agreements.

Robert Grant Pennell agrees with this answer

Robert Grant Pennell
Robert Grant Pennell
  • Manchester, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: The employer can discharge the supervisor for not reporting absences as well as other less severe consequences.

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