Dear Evil HR Lady,
Our company recently implemented a policy that has quite a few people perturbed, myself included.
If an employee is late for any reason what-so-ever; traffic, weather, sick kid; the employee is forced to use their PTO time. We have for YEARS had the option of staying late to make up this time or use PTO. We are now forced to use PTO in order to curb excessive tardiness. A case of a few bad apples spoiling the bunch.
I was stuck in over 20 minutes of traffic this morning. Upon arriving late at the office in a bundle of nerves I sent an email to HR letting them know of my displeasure regarding this new policy. I even suggested a compromise that employees are given two or three “forgivenesses” per year for traffic issues, etc. I was basically told that this is the new policy and to deal with it.
Is this practice of forcing employees to use their PTO time for being late legal?
To read the answer click here: Zero tolerance for tardiness in the workplace