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Solve Your Absenteeism Dilemma with a Win-Win PTO Strategy (HRMN54G)

Presented by: Natalie Ivey, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
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  •  Tue, November 10, 2015
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Find an Innovative Solution to Unplanned Employee Absences with a "PTO Bank" Strategy

It's surprising to know that the reason behind 65% of employees who take a day off of work is not illness. This unscheduled time off is used to handle their personal issues or to take care of their personal needs, sometimes without regard for the reasons given. This is very unfortunate as it costs a lot to the employers - on average 2.8 million work days each year at a cost of more than $74 billion a year!

In the situation where employees needs to take time off from work, the responsibility of keeping the operations running is left to the managers and supervisors, who then have to deal with the gaps in the work schedule. This can lead to a rift, resentment, friction and even claims of retaliation and interference under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Finding a way to account for employees taking too much personal time off without infringing on their rights is essential-but how can this be accomplished?

Many forward-thinking employers are moving to paid time off or PTO banks to help solve this problem-a smart move considering that the cost and the rate of such unscheduled absences are at the highest point in almost 10 years. Attend this webinar by our expert speaker, Natalie Ivey, MBA, SPHR, to get a comprehensive and practical look at PTO banks and learn how this can translate into a win-win solution for both you and your employees. All it needs is that you properly discuss, plan and implement a PTO bank strategy.

In this informative webinar, Natalie will help you plan to solve absenteeism by developing a contemporary PTO policy. Learn to structure your PTO policy to address both your non-exempt and exempt employees. And also find out best practices that can be implemented to avoid legal suits and to manage leave abuse.

Learning Objectives

  • Discover easy methods to communicate, design, assess and implement a cost-effective PTO program for your company.
  • Get to know the important factors that must be kept in mind while creating or changing a PTO policy.
  • Learn in what ways-positive or negative-the culture of your organization will be affected.
  • Identify the benefit of an effective PTO policy that adds up all time off into one bank vs. sick/personal/vacation time.
  • Learn to structure a PTO policy in accordance with federal employment laws such as OSHA, FLSA, ADA, and the FMLA.
  • Find out how to manage cash out options and carryovers - specifically for states that require payment on personal time at termination and unused vacation.

Session Highlights:

  • What kind of notice you must issue to exempt employees before making them use up accrued PTO during temporary furloughs
  • When partial-day absences can be debited from exempt employees' pay/salaries
  • Legalities of "use it or lose it" policies under federal law
  • Means of structuring a PTO policy to minimize and reduce FMLA intermittent leave abuses
  • Best practices for carrying over PTO days and cashing out unused time
  • How PTO can be used in conjunction with FMLA-related leaves of absences
  • Why close attention needs to be paid to the salary basis test for exempt workers when making pay deductions for unpaid time off
  • Recognizing "presenteeism" and workers who show up but aren't really there to do work-and what to do about it

Who should attend?

  • HR professionals
  • Managers
  • Leaders
  • Business Owners
About Our Speaker(s)

Natalie Ivey | Professional Development Training SpeakerNatalie Ivey MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Natalie Ivey, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is an HR consultant, professional speaker, author, and educator within the HR profession. She has more than two decades of leadership and HR management experience with Fortune 500 organizations and in working as a trusted advisor and consultant to business leaders both in the United St... More info

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