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HR Quick Takes: PTO during notice period - August 22, 2019

Q: I am really tired of employees who quit and give the requested notice but aren’t here because they take PTO. Then everyone has to scramble. Can I deny PTO?

A: Yes, in Iowa you can have a policy that PTO is subject to approval by management. This could include a blanket prohibition that employees cannot take PTO during any notice period. You can also have a policy that limits what, if any, PTO employees are paid upon termination.

Note, however, that if the notice is due to an ADA/ADAAA issue or something similar you need to assess if you should waive the notice period.


HR Quick Takes features client questions and answers from Iowa employment attorneys. If you have a question you’d like answered, email info@davisbrownlaw.com


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HR Quick Takes features client questions and answers from Iowa employment attorneys. If you have a question you’d like answered, email info@davisbrownlaw.com


Davis Brown Law Firm blogs, legal updates, and other content are for educational and informational purposes only. This is not legal advice and it does not create an attorney/client relationship between Davis Brown and readers. Each circumstance is different; readers should consult an attorney to understand how this content relates to their personal situation. You should not use Davis Brown blogs or content as a substitute for legal advice from a licensed attorney in your state. Reproduction of Davis Brown content without written consent is prohibited.