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Sorry...I am not sure I understand...you want to know if you can force them to pay you even though you did not work the hours?
Thank youI am truly sorry to be the one to bear bad news. If you are an hourly employee and did not work (regardless of the reasons) the employer is not required, by law, to pay you ULESS your employment agreement provides otherwise.So the employer can require you use comp or sick time (PTO) if you want to be paidThis is the part of my job I don't like...when the law is not in favor of my customer. I wish I could tell you that you can demand to be paid and not have to use PTO, but I can only provide you information based on the law so that you can act on the best available information to you...I wish I had better news, but can only hope you recognize and understand my predicament and don't shoot the messenger. I'm sorry!Please let me know if you have more questions. I am happy to help if I can. Otherwise, please rate the answer so I may get credit for my work.
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