Marking up that 2017 calendar to note important dates and deadlines? Here’s one to note in red—January 31 is National Plan for Vacation Day, a day the people behind an initiative called “Project: Time Off” have set as a day to encourage hardworking and devoted employees to plan some rest and relaxation. The travel-related industries […]
Lockton—a consulting services company—has released its third annual “Human Resources Trends: A Spotlight on Absence Management” survey. The survey highlights the many challenges—and opportunities—facing employers across the United States.
Can we require an employee to exhaust PTO while on FMLA?
An employee was out on PTO for medical reasons. She was out longer than PTO was available but the company paid her anyway. Now that she has returned, they want to make the employee pay back the additional PTO time. Is this allowed? Since they didn’t make this a condition of the unpaid PTO being […]
According to a recent survey released by Namely, attitudes toward summer vacation are shifting under the demands of the modern workplace and growing Millennial influence. While employees are willing to make big sacrifices for more paid time off (PTO), they are unlikely to use it and look for employers to support time off in different […]
Question:I am looking for best practices on requiring or not requiring use of PTO in our Short Term Disability leave policies. Answer: When employees are injured or disabled or become ill on the job, they may be entitled to medical and/or disability-related leave under two federal laws: the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the […]
Does your organization use a (paid time off) PTO bank instead of having separate vacation and sick days? It’s becoming increasingly popular for ease of administration alone. But using PTO is not without its own problems, especially if not implemented well.
Yesterday’s Advisor explored proposed DOL rules concerning paid sick leave for federal contractors. Today we provide more on that topic, maximum accrual, carryover, reinstatement, and payment for unused leave as well as existing leave policies.
An employee was sent home for a company policy violation. Can the supervisor send her home for a week with the employee’s option to use her PTO otherwise the week will be without pay? There haven’t been any written warnings nor do we have this discipline action in any handbook.
By Susan Schoenfeld, JD The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) can be tricky when an employee wants his or her health condition to remain private.