Benefits

Do my employees earn PTO while on vacation?

Basically, it’s your call entirely whether or not you decide to allow employees to accrue vacation days while already on PTO. But whatever you decide, you need to stick with your decision regardless of the type of leave you offer.

Here’s an example:

Let’s say your employee takes FMLA leave to bond with a new baby, care for sick family members, or look after themselves. If you already allow people to continue accruing PTO while taking vacation leave, then you also need to allow employees to continue earning PTO while on FMLA leave.

Leave policies vary drastically by state, so be sure to see what your state’s labor website says while putting together your policy.

This article provides general information and shouldn’t be construed as legal, benefits, or HR advice. Benefits and insurance regulations may change over time and may vary by location and employer size. So, please consult a licensed broker or appropriately certified expert for advice specific to your business’s benefits options.