What to do if I left my job and my company is threatening to take out part of my paycheck for negative PTO?

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What to do if I left my job and my company is threatening to take out part of my paycheck for negative PTO?

Can they do that?

Asked on September 26, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Massachusetts

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country if you have quit your position with your last employer, he or she is required to pay you what is owed without any debits for any "personal time off" (PTO). However, once your final pay check is paid, your employer can bring a legal action against you for the amount that you have been overpaid with respect to your negative PTO.


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