HR

Can I offer different PTO policies to different employees?

Yes, you can offer different PTO policies to different employees, as long as the reasons for the different policies aren’t due to discrimination.

However, each state may set limitations or not allow certain PTO policies. So it’s best to check with your state or talk to a local HR expert.

What are some situations where you would offer different PTO policies to different employees?

Below are common scenarios for offering different PTO policies:

  • Tenure: A company might choose to offer more PTO to employees who have worked longer at the company. For example, a company could offer employees 14 days of vacation for their first two years of working with the company, and then start offering 21 days of vacation when an employee hits their three-year anniversary.
  • Promotions: A company might choose to offer more PTO to more senior employees, or to employees who were recently promoted.
  • Full-time vs. part-time employees: Some companies might offer different amounts of PTO for full- or part-time employees. For example, a company might offer 14 days of PTO for full-time employees, and 10 days of PTO per year for their part-time employees.

Not sure what the best policy is for you? HR expert Katie will walk you through the options:

This article provides general information and shouldn’t be construed as legal or HR advice. Since employment laws may change over time and can vary by location and industry, please consult a lawyer or HR expert for advice specific to your business.