Successful PTO Programs

Webinar: ID# 1016937
Recorded CD
About This Course:
This topic will explore the various options that you face regarding time off issues, including vacations and absences due to illness.

The legal obligations that such policies implicate will be explored. You will come away with an understanding of the kinds of programs that have proved successful, how to design one that meets your needs and satisfies your legal obligations, and how to implement the policy that you choose.


  • Discussion of Problems That Employers Have With Absenteeism Due to Illness and for Other Reasons
  • Increased Desire for Flexibility Among Employees
Different Types of PTO Policies
  • Absences Due to Vacation and Other Holidays
  • Absences for Personal Reasons
  • Absences Due to Illnesses
Pros and Cons of Different Types of Policies
  • Pay out at Termination Issues
  • Encouraging of Absenteeism Through Policy Structure
  • Pay out Issues
  • Compelling Usage of Time for Various Types of Absences
  • Impact on Morale of Various Concepts
Interplay of PTO Policies With Other Laws
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Salary Issues
  • Intermittent Leave Issues and Salary Basis for Exemption
  • Family and Medical Leave Law
  • Discipline for Absenteeism
  • Compelling Exhaustion of PTO Benefits
  • PTO Policies and Intermittent Leave Issues
  • Laws Pertaining to Reasonable Accommodation of Disabilities
  • PTO Policies as Reasonable Accommodation
Designing a PTO Policy That Enhances Employee Morale and Reduces Absenteeism
  • Plan Design
  • Enhancing Employee Satisfaction
  • Reducing Absenteeism
  • Implementation Issues
  • Dealing With Obligations Under Old Policies
  • Practical Experience of Employers
About The Presenter

Amy L. Nixon
  • Partner in the St. Louis office of Littler Mendelson
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of employment law, including the ADA, the FMLA, the ADEA, ERISA, Title VII, and FCRA
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on numerous topics relating to employment law
  • Wrote several publications related to the areas of employment law
  • Member of the Defense Research Institute, the Labor and Law Employment Committee of the Missouri Bar, the Labor and Employment Law Division of the American Bar Association, the Human Resource Management Association of Greater St. Louis, and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • J.D. and B.Acc. degrees, University of Oklahoma
Successful PTO Programs
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