California Employment Law
California Employment Law Questions Answered by Legal Experts
Good morning Kim,I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your situation. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.Presuming that the time off is for personal use, and not because of an illness or injury, then if your employee does not have enough vacation time accrued, you may deny the request for the time off, or you may advance the additional vacation time/PTO to allow him to take the four days off, or you may allow him to take the vacation hours accumulated and allow unpaid leave of absence for the remainder of the 4 days.The situation would be different if he came down ill, or simply had a doctor appointment which took part of the day to attend---but this clearly appears a planned vacation for personal reasons and you are not obligated to pay him for that time.As a general rule, if a salaried exempt employee is absent for a full day or longer on personal business, such absence may be deducted on a pro rata basis from his salary owed at the end of the pay period. Here is an article that you might find useful:
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Thank you for your information, but I think you are giving me California laws, I am looking for Missouri Laws. Are they any different or do you only practice in CA? Not sure how I ended up in CA, I selected MO. Sorry!!!
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