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PTO: Is it Best to Combine Vacation and Sick Time?

by Nancy Owen, PHR How does your company pay for employee time off? Vacation time? Sick leave? Or does it combine both into Paid Time Off (PTO) days? Many employers simply do what they’ve always done and have never thought … Continue reading

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Holiday Pay: What is Required?

by Laura Pokrzywa Now that the election is history, all those antagonistic campaign ads will be replaced with ads featuring cookies, holly berries and jolly elves telling of big savings at holiday sales. As retailers welcome the start of the … Continue reading

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Voting Leave: Who Needs It?

by Laura Pokrzywa As the 2016 presidential race continues, political ads are doubling down and public discussions are ramping up. Though the polls are indicating an electorate that seems less than enthusiastic about their choices, Election Day looms none-the-less. No … Continue reading

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How to Keep Your Top Talent

by Derek Ross With the 2015 NFL season in the rear view mirror, NFL teams and top executives are already preparing for the upcoming 2016 season. Newly acquired players will be coming in through the draft while the executives will … Continue reading

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Vacation vs. PTO: Which plan is right for your organization?

By Laura Pokrzywa As the temperatures rise, so do the number of requests for vacation or personal days. If you are finding yourself a bit overwhelmed trying to manage your vacation policy, now might be a good time to consider … Continue reading

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An Employer’s Role in Controlling Contagions: from Ebola to the Flu

by Laura Pokrzywa Chances are your workplace will never be hit with the dreaded Ebola virus that has devastated so many communities in West Africa. Even though the spread of the virus may be limited at this point, its impact … Continue reading

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It’s “What’s Up? Wednesday”. Time to talk about VACATION PAY FOR TERMINATED EMPLOYEES . . .

You asked:  Do we have to pay employees for their unused vacation if they quit? Alex answers: In order to answer this, we need to ask you a few questions. First, in which state is your business located? I ask … Continue reading

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It’s “What’s Up? Wednesday”. Time to answer your question about TRACKING PTO . . .

You asked several questions about Paid Time Off (PTO) recently. So, as long as we’re still thinking about it . . . how about considering the best way to keep track of PTO use. The answer: Unfortunately, too many companies … Continue reading

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It’s “What’s Up? Wednesday”. Time to answer your question about MANAGING Paid Time Off (PTO)…

You asked: “How do you recommend treating a request for a couple of hours off? Do you recommend restricting PTO days to a minimum half day? ” The answer: It is generally considered a best practice to keep PTO increments no … Continue reading

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It’s “What’s Up? Wednesday”. Time to answer your question about Paid Time Off policies . . .

You asked: “We’d like to revise our vacation and sick time policies. Can you tell me about how PTOs work? ” The answer: More and more companies are doing away with the old system of differentiating between “vacation time” and “sick … Continue reading

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