A federal appeals court is ruling paid time off is not part of a worker’s ‘salary.’ A three-judge panel of the Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals made the decision on Wednesday. It means employers can take away paid leave when salaried workers do not meet productivity quotas. The case was centered around Bayada Home Health Care Incorporated. They determined it did not to have violated federal wage law by docking salaried employees’ paid time off, or PTO. This when they didn’t work the required weekly hours. This is the first time that a U.S. appeals court was asked whether paid time off counts as part of an employee’s salary.