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Webinar: PTO Policies

July 16, 2015 1:30 pm
July 16, 2015 3:00 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.

• 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, 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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