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Perfecting Your PTO Policy: Know Your Obligations When Administering Leave

SKU:WC-1011788
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Format: Webinar
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Perfecting Your PTO Policy: Know Your Obligations When Administering Leave

More and more often, employers are opting to replace their sick and vacation leave banks with paid time off banks. There are plenty of upsides - employees are more satisfied, and they tend to take fewer unplanned leaves of absence. But is it really that simple?

Well, it can be - if your PTO policy is designed and implemented correctly. In addition to giving employees paid time off for things like voting, illness, vacation, and personal time, there are other factors you must consider, such as wage and hour laws, workers' comp regulations, and the ADA. The complexity of these laws - and their relationship with PTO - make it crucial for you to know where your policies are potentially dangerous.

You'll probably never settle an employee lawsuit over use-it-or-lose-it paid time off for $10.5 million, like courier DHL did. Or pay $11 million, like Kelly Services, over shorted vacation pay. Such settlements make AutoNation's $2.35 million PTO settlement with employees seem cheap by comparison. But make no mistake - PTO administration errors can lead to huge headaches for any employer.

Participate in this interactive webinar, and you'll learn how to create and administer an effective paid-time-off policy that will please your employees and keep your organization in compliance.

Key Webinar Take-Aways:

  • What an effective, legal PTO policy looks like
  • How to account for time off that's not measured in nice, neat days
  • The kinds of notice you need to give to exempt workers before forcing them to use accrued PTO during furloughs
  • What paid vacation or PTO can mean when it comes to overtime pay for nonexempt employees
  • Whether or not a "use it or lose it" policy is legal or not under federal law
  • The right way, and the wrong way, to administer PTO days that carry over from year to year
  • Tactics for combining PTO leave with protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The top things you need to know before changing PTO accrual rates
  • Smart moves to make when cashing out unused time
  • And more!

In just 90 minutes, you'll learn how to effectively manage paid time off for your organization. Register now for this event risk-free.

About your Speaker:

Attorney Jonathan C. Sterling is a partner at Jorden Burt LLP where he concentrates on defending organizations, municipalities, and individuals against claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Mr. Sterling has obtained numerous dismissals of administrative complaints from the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO), and has successfully defended employers in CHRO administrative fact-finding conferences. Mr. Sterling has drafted and argued successful dispositive motions before state and federal courts. He has also defended employers before state and federal courts and administrative agencies in cases involving FLSA, FMLA, ERISA, freedom of expression, worker's compensation retaliation and common law claims.

Cannot Attend The Live Presentation?

This presentation is also available in a recorded format, in CD version, as shown in the pricing options below.

About Webcasts / Audio Conferences / Podcasts:

Webcasts, audio conferences, and podcasts are presentations that you attend via the Internet, phone, or mobile device at a specified date and time for "live" versions, or at your convenience for "recorded" and "On-Demand" versions.

The live versions are interactive, meaning that participants can ask questions in real time, plus are a very cost-effective form of training because 1) you receive fast, convenient learning without any out-of-office time; 2) you can invite as many colleagues as you'd like to listen in on a single phone line; 3) you incur no travel expenses; and 4) you and your colleagues are back at work immediately after the session ends!

And though with recorded versions you do lose the ability to ask questions, you gain the ability to hear the presentation numerous times and to share it with others in your office.

Handout materials and the phone number for live presentations are made available to you prior to the event via email from the presenter and from the "MyAccount" link on the menu bar. Copies of the presentations are included with recorded versions.

Licenses / Designations / Educational Credits:PHR / SPHR Re-Certification Credits
All US States: 1.5
About The Provider: BLR® is the leader in helping organizations, and their employees, reduce safety, environmental and employment compliance-related legal exposure, stay on the right side of law, and achieve their full potential. We offer best-in-class compliance product and services that includes news, information & analysis, best practice guidance, employee training and turn-key tools delivered in a wide range of formats from online applications, live events and websites to books, CD's, Video, Posters and newsletters geared to all sized organizations and industries.
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