My question involves PTO in the State of New Jersey. My hourly wage is $31.00/hr. I accumulated PTO and the first time I used it was about a year ago and I took 8 hours of PTO and it was given to me at my hourly wage of $31.00. Just last week I took 20 hour of my PTO and they only gave me four hours of my pto, not 20 like I asked, and they gave it to me at a rate of $24.00 dollars an hour and not my $31.00/hr. Can they do this? I'm so discussed. I haven't confronted them, but I plan to. Oh, and this is a "for profit health care facility" that I work for. What are my rights? What can I do? Please help. I believe I am an excellent employee. In four years I only called pit twice. I'm never late and never get a bad report about anything. I have been searching for another job in the past 3 weeks. Maybe they found out about it because on the employment application where they ask if they can contact your employer, I put yes. Please help.
Also, they gave me a 50 cent raise in 2010, then after a week forgot to put it in my pay until I had to remind them, then they took it out again. I haven't had a raise since 2010. I believe if I were a man they would never do this. Just my opinion.