I live in Colorado and my employer came up with A new attendance policy. If you are a min late they will deduct 30 mins from your personal or floating worked, is it legal for them to deduct that ? I am not a salary employee and work 10 hrs a day 40 hrs a

Employer deducting 30 mins from personal or fh time if you are a min late. I work 10 hrs a day 40 hrs a week. Not salary

1 answer  |  asked Feb 8, 2016 08:07 AM [EST]  |  applies to Colorado

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Adam Kielich
Generally employers are free to establish voluntary paid leave policies as they see fit. Whether an employer can deduct time from your paid leave bank depends in part upon how the employee accrues paid leave and when that benefit is considered earned by the employee. The policy would have to comply with any agreement that covers your employment, such as a collective bargaining agreement.

The more direct answer to your question is whether this is a place you want to continue working. It's definitely a harsh policy. Is the employer being heavy handed about dealing with a real tardiness problem, or is it just looking for a cheap excuse to reduce paid leave?

posted by Adam Kielich  |  Jan 9, 2018 12:32 PM [EST]

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