Caution Against Unlimited PTO Policies

A recent article from JD Supra has poked holes in a “buzzy” perk offered by many organizations – unlimited PTO.

JD Supra says that while there are some benefits to unlimited PTO programs, with it also comes several potential pitfalls, including a decline in actual PTO taken and co-worker animosity based on time off used.

JD Supra also cautions employers located in geographies which require employers to provide a mandated number of sick days, citing denial of leave as exposure to discrimination and / or retaliation claims.

As JD Supra explains:

“Problems identified as to unlimited PTO policies include, but are not limited to: inconsistent enforcement, employees taking less time off, and the creation of animosity among employees who are paying attention to which of their colleagues are taking time off and those who are not.”

For the full article, please click here.

The information included in this blog post originally appeared in an article from JD Supra on June 13, 2019 written by Alyssa Graf of Fisher Phillips.

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