I took a vacation this past week while my company held a picnic on Friday and dismissed everybody early at 3pm. I asked if I could have the two hours back (or get paid for them) since everybody else was dismissed early. I was told that since I took off, it was considered a full PTO day and that early dismissal was a benefit of having attended the picnic.
The policy was as follows:
- Those who attended the picnic were paid for the full working day
- Those who did not attend (but showed up to work) were clocked out at 12pm (picnic started at 12 and it was business as usual during the morning).
- Employees who did not clock out were automatically clocked out at 12pm.
The policy regarding PTO was not mentioned in the email, which is why I asked.
This is for a company located on Long Island New York in Suffolk County.