Tag: PTO

Question: We have a salaried employee who is taking too much time off for personal reasons and has no sick time left.  Can we deduct the time from her vacation balance?  Answer: If you have a bona fide time off plan, then you may deduct from that plan for this exempt employee’s absences for personal reasons.  When…

Written by Erin Osterhaus Question: Do you even need a vacation policy? A small, but growing, number of companies across the US have abolished the traditional “fixed-number-of-days” vacation plan for their employees. Instead, these employers have implemented an unlimited paid time off (PTO) policy, giving their staff the freedom to choose when, and for how…

Question: What are the rules for granting employees time off for religious holidays?  Do we have to pay for the time off? Answer: This question comes up at this time of the year with many faiths observing important days.  There is no federal law that requires an employer to give employees days off for religious…