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Successful PTO Programs

Gain new insights in the best practices for creating successful PTO programs from practical guidance to avoiding legal pitfalls.

Employee abuse of sick leave is on the rise, and negatively impacts both workplace productivity and office morale. In an effort to address these issues, many employers are eliminating sick leave altogether, and implementing Paid Time Off (PTO) programs that provide a single bank of hours to cover all paid absences, including for vacation, personal reasons, and medical reasons. But even PTO programs are not immune to abuse, and the most successful programs are those that are carefully planned in order to maximize employer control and ensure legal compliance. Employers who are unaware of how a variety of laws impact PTO program design often make costly mistakes. This topic will help HR managers and executives understand how to design and implement a successful PTO program that will curb employee abuse and allow for maximum employer control, while remaining legally compliant with the host of federal and state laws that impact PTO programs. We will also discuss how to train frontline managers on how to implement PTO programs and respond to employee requests for leave, to prevent common mistakes that can lead to expensive litigation.

Runtime: 92 minutes
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Agenda

Components of a Successful PTO Program

  • PTO Policies - What Should Be Included
  • Training Managers and Supervisors
  • Communications With Employees
  • Special Considerations for PTO Donation Policies

Federal and State Laws and Their Impact on PTO Program Design

  • Family and Medical Leave Act, ADA, and Related State Laws
  • State Paid Sick Leave Laws
  • Fair Labor Standards Act and State Wage and Hour Laws
  • Title VII and State Anti-Discrimination Laws

Tools to Curb PTO Abuse and Reduce Absenteeism

  • Call-in Procedures
  • Employee Discipline
  • Additional Best Practices
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This course was last revised on November 19, 2019.

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  • ASA 1.5
     
  • This program qualifies for 1.5 continuing education hour(s) towards maintaining your ASA credential. Please contact ASA for more information at [email protected]
     
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  • Lorman Education Services is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1.5 PDC(s) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.
     

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Kerstin Miller

Kerstin Miller

Smith & Downey, P.A.

  • Partner in the office of Smith & Downey, P.A.
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of labor and employment law, including when employee benefits law intersects with traditional human resources law
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on topics related to all aspects of human resources law, including leaves of absence, discipline and terminations, harassment prevention, and discrimination
  • Written several publications related to the areas of human resources law, including in the Maryland State Bar Association’s labor & employment newsletter
  • Member of the Maryland Bar
  • J.D. degree, University of Maryland School of Law
  • Can be contacted at 410-321-9000 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 404720
Published 2019
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