Post # 1
Long story short my PTO Balance along with other coworkers is negative due to our previous HR Manager’s mistakes. She has since been terminated but I now have a negative pto balance. I’m in the process of job searching (I have 2 interviews tommorrow 🙂 ) and am wondering if I leave my current job with a negative balance will it be reflected in my last paycheck?
Post # 3
I’m not in HR but I’m sure they’d probably subtract the pay from your last paycheck to cover the negative PTO balance.
Post # 4
@jcaldwell85: I would have the negative fixed now that the person who messed it up isn’t there anymore to make sure your not deducted!
Post # 5
Does your job actually allow you to go negative with PTO (ignoring the fact that this was a mistake)? I know with us, we can only use as much as we have banked and no more.
Post # 6
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@jcaldwell85: Do you earn PTO on a monthly or weekly basis? Or just a lump sum once a year? They will get the negative PTO back and yes it will likely come out of your last paycheck if it doesn’t balance out by then.
Post # 7
@beachbride1216: The negative balace is correct, the previous person who held the position was paying out on hours that were not accrued just yet but the bank never showed negative so in my case it always appeared that I had time available when I didn’t. Basically my pto was never right.
@onourway13: They don’t allow us to go negative, but we didn’t know we were negative until after the fact.
@RoyalLime: Thank you, that’s what I was thinking. I accrue 10 hours per month.
Post # 8
Yes, unfortunately being that the negative amount is actually correct I would assume it would be taken out of your last paycheck if you haven’t banked enough to make up for it by then.
Post # 9
I am in HR, but in Canada. At my companies we’ve always had a clear policy of witholding the value of negative PTO from your final pay. Ultimately, you’ve been paid more than you’ve earned and that needs to be fixed in some way.
Post # 10
@jcaldwell85: I would ask them to forgive the negative PTO (hopefully its not a large amount) but I would prepare for them to say they expected you to keep track yourself as well. Good luck!
Post # 11
Thanks everyone! My interviews went well so fingers crossed!!