Elizabethtown, KY asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Kentucky

Q: In the state of Kentucky, can an employer force you to go in the negatives on your PTO versus taking the day unpaid?

Ex. Employee is moving within the next three weeks and asked employer for the day off due to moving day falling on a Monday. Employer made it aware that the employee does not have PTO accrued and then told the employee have no choice other than to go to into the negatives on PTO, or come in early/stay late, or work on call versus the employee just taking the day off unpaid.

1 Lawyer Answer
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: It should be set out in the Employee Handbook your employer should have given you when you were hired.

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