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Webinar: PTO Best Practices, Tips, and Tricks

July 18, 2017 10:30 am
July 18, 2017 12:00 pm
Laurie Silvey

Taught by attorney Jeff Risch Register
| SmithAmundsen LLC

Employees often need to take unscheduled time off when a family problem or a personal issue arises. This unplanned for absenteeism can cost your company big money!
This webinar will show you how to develop a solid PTO policy that helps to reduce employee absenteeism, addressing exempt and non-exempt employees. It will also discuss your best methods of managing abuse of your policies and avoiding legal problems as well as strategic insight concerning local (Chicago and Cook County) and Illinois NEW SICK LEAVE MANDATES.

Topics covered include:
• The bottom line on developing, designing, implementing, and informing your employees on an economical PTO program for your business;
• The essential elements to take into account when developing or changing your PTO policy – and how it can affect your organizational morale – positively or negatively;
• Discussion on the pros/cons of an efficient PTO policy that meshes all time off into one account rather than dividing it into vacation time, sick time (under new local and State legal mandates), personal days, holidays, etc.;
• What you must know about complying with federal employment laws including FMLA, OSHA, ADA, and the FLSA when developing your PTO policy;
• How to handle carryover from year to year and cash out options in Illinois;
• Also includes notices needed when forcing exempt employees to use their PTO for enforced furloughs;
• Deducting partial-day absences from exempt employees’ salaries;
• Use it or lose it policies – are they legal?;
• Structuring a PTO policy to minimize abuses of FMLA intermittent leave;
• And more!

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