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Too Much of a Good Thing? The Perks and Pitfalls of Unlimited PTO
Tuesday 06/30/2020 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Add to calendar
| Competencies: Critical Evaluation, Global & Cultural Effectiveness, HR Expertise
Workplace Application:
Unlimited PTO offers solutions to many PTO challenges but know what you’re getting into before you make the leap. 

As the paid sick leave law wave continues to ripple across the country, companies are looking at ways to meet or exceed the now more than 30 different paid sick leave laws. The idea of unlimited PTO is still splashing through HR professionals' minds as an alternative way to beat the explosion of paid sick leave laws and as a way to attract and retain talent. Need to go to Hawaii for five weeks? Need a "mental health" day or two (or five)? No questions asked. What about employees who need an extended medical leave of absence? Attend this session to learn what you should know and consider before transforming your total rewards strategy to include an unlimited paid time off program. Is it a true total rewards element that attracts and retains top talent? Are they paid for the full leave duration? "Unlimited" may not really mean without limits. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to rethink paid time off.
  • Understand the catches of having an unlimited paid time off program.
  • Explore the pros and cons--does it really work for everyone?
Marina A. Galatro, SHRM-CP  Photo
Marina A. Galatro, SHRM-CP , Executive HR Consultant, HR Services,
ABD Insurance & Financial Services