Human Resources News & Insights

Why it may be time to rethink your PTO policy

Under traditional paid-time-off (PTO) plans, the longer people stay with the company, the more vacation time they earn. But that may no longer be the best way to run these plans.

What to do with sick, vacation time in a divorce

Can the value of an employee’s accrued sick and vacation time be divided up in a divorce? Check out this court’s decision.

Fired worker gets paid for unused vacation, despite company’s policy

Employers who follow their own policies regarding vacation time are usually safe. But here’s a case where a court forced an employer to make a payment to an employee who was fired for misconduct — even though the company’s policy said he wasn’t owed anything.

Fired worker gets paid for unused vacation, despite company’s policy

Employers who follow their own policies regarding vacation time are usually safe. But here’s a case where a court forced an employer to make the payment to an employee who was fired for conduct — even though the company’s policy said he wasn’t owed anything.

Court: Employer owes fired worker for unused vacation

For many companies, firing employees just got a little more expensive.

Fired employee wins suit over unused vacation

For many companies, firing employees just got a little more expensive.

The hidden risks of PTO

There’s no federal or state law that says you have to offer employees paid vacations or paid time off (PTO).

Fired worker gets paid for unused vacation, despite company’s policy

Employers who follow their own policies regarding vacation time are usually safe. But here’s a case where a court forced an employer to make the payment to an employee who was fired for conduct — even though the company’s policy said he wasn’t owed anything.

Should your employees on FMLA earn vacation time?

Employees on FMLA can’t be denied any benefit they earned before taking leave. But what does the law say about employees on leave accruing benefits that are based on hours worked?