Tag: PTO

Paid time off: Not always as simple as it sounds

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 […]


Employees Want More PTO, But Unlikely to Use It for Summer Vacations

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 […]


Ask the Expert: Can We Require PTO Use during Short Term Disability Leave?

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 […]


Potential PTO Pitfalls

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.


Ask the Expert: No Pay for Suspended Employee?

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.