Human Resources News & Insights

One benefit employees aren’t using: Vacation time

Offering generous benefits may attract tons of talent, but it could be a retention killer if employees can’t use them.

Why Germans get more — way more — vacation time

How is it that Germans get the same amount of work done, while taking more vacation time throughout the year? You can find the answer around your company’s coffee machine.

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).