What to do if in the course of resigning from my part-time job, it has come to my attention that I was supposed to be receiving PTO?

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What to do if in the course of resigning from my part-time job, it has come to my attention that I was supposed to be receiving PTO?

This would be in accordance with company policy. I now have an email from our HR representative with the accrual rates as they apply to my position. However, I was told by my boss when i started that I was to receive no benefit time at all, and i have religiously made up any hours that I needed off due to illness, holidays, etc. for the past 2.5 years. I would like to be compensated for the hours I worked and didn’t need to. Do I have any legal recourse?

Asked on July 26, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Oregon

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

A general company policy can be overruled or overcome by the specific agreement between you and the company/your manager in regards to your employment. If when you began working, you were told you would receive no PTO or benefit time and you demonstrated your agreement to that term of employment by working there after being told about it, then most likely you are not entitled to PTO in this case.


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