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Employee Leave and Vacation

Employers provide employee leave in the form of vacation, sick time, personal time, or paid time off (PTO) as a standard portion of an employee benefit package. When you are recruiting and hoping to retain superior employees, your employee leave and paid time off policies make a difference.

Paid Time Off Policy
Definition of the paid time off approach to employee vacation, sick days, and personal days for the human resources glossary of human resources related terms. Paid time off has advantages and disadvantages that are explored in this definition of paid time off.

Holiday Pay Practices: Do You Know What Your Legal Requirements Are?
The end of the year is a good time to review your companys holiday pay practices. This article answers common questions regarding holiday pay related issues.

Paid Holidays
Need information about paid holidays? What are the usual employer paid holidays? Find out when they are scheduled and how prevalent they are across employers. A comprehensive, common set of benefits includes paid holidays.

Paid Vacation Days Policy
Want to know more about paid vacation days? Paid vacation days are time off work provided to employees as a benefit. Paid vacation days are generally accrued by employees based on years of service to the organization.

Paid Personal Days
Paid personal days are time off from work that an organization voluntarily provides employees as a benefit. The number of paid personal days is often accrued by employees based on years of service to the organization and the level of their position. Other companies, however, keep paid personal days simple - every employee receives the same...

Paid Sick Days
Need to know more about paid sick days? They're a much appreciated benefit that encourages employees to stay home when they're sick. Learn more about paid sick days.

Sick Leave
Want to know more about sick leav as an employee benefit? Sick leave is used when an employee is ill. The amount of sick leave employees are provided depends on the employer. Learn more about sick leave as part of a benefits package.

Leave of Absence
A leave of absence policy is important if you want to retain good employees when they experience work-affecting life events. Learn more.

Ten Tips to Prevent Vacation Downtime
People normally travel in July, August, November and December, leaving businesses understaffed during heavy leave times. Here's how to optimize your effectiveness during vacation downtime.

Sick Leave Abuse: A Chronic Workplace Ill?
Unscheduled employee absences are increasing. If you apply creative strategies to leave, attendance, and absenteeism management, you can keep people coming to work. You'll increase workplace productivity and add value to your bottom line!

Bereavement Leave or Funeral Leave
This bereavement leave policy is your starting point for developing a bereavement leave policy for your organization.

The Family and Medical Leave Act
As most employers are now aware, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requires covered employers to provide twelve weeks of unpaid leave to eligible employees within a 12-month period. The FMLA applies to private employers with 50 or more employees, and to all public employers. Learn the answers to several common questions you may have about...

Jury Duty Paid Leave
Employers are mandated to provide employee leave to serve jury duty in almost every state. This means that the employee's job cannot be terminated for serving jury duty. But, each employer has to develop his or her own policy for what that will mean for the employee in terms of pay and how the time off is counted. Here's information about jury...

Use This Jury Duty Policy to Craft Your Own Policy
Need a sample jury duty policy to use to craft your own policy? A jury duty policy is used by an employer to fairly treat employees who must be excused from work for jury duty. Since employers are required by most states to allow time off for jury duty, employees find their job protected from termination while they report for jury duty.

Sample Paid Time Off Policy
Need a sample paid time off (PTO) policy to use to develop your own? Paid leave is provided by most employers to attract and retain the most qualified employees. PTO is an increasingly popular option.

Floating Holiday: Employer Considerations
Employers might want to consider offering a floating holiday as one component of their employee benefits paid time off package. Find the policy decisions necessary to offer a floating holiday.

Paid Holiday Schedule
Find a typical paid holiday schedule in the United States. Employee paid leave includes a certain number of paid holidays in most organizations. These are the most common.

Paid Time Off Employer Comparisons
Want to compare your paid time off that you offer your employees with that of other employers? These figures will give you a general idea of the range of days off provided.

Bereavement Policy
Need to know what a bereavement policy can accomplish for your employees? Paid time off at the saddest times is deeply appreciated. So, is unpaid leave when needed. Learn more about how you can support employees during times of grief.

Paid Time Off Programs and Practices 2010
WorldatWork offers the results of a May, 2010 study of Paid Time Off Programs and Practices. Benchmark your employee leave policies and offerings against those of other employers. Use this data to plan your comprehensive benefits package for employees to recruit and retain the best.

Inclement Weather Policy Sample
Need a sample policy for when inclement weather or an emergency causes company closure? See a sample policy that balances dealing with both employee and company needs.

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