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.
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