Large companies tend to manage volunteerism programs with formal policies and to steer employees to use their paid time off
to volunteer with socially acceptable causes (Basil et al., 2011).
While paid time off
is not required under state and federal laws, the reality is that it is offered by most employers, and its terms and conditions are completely within their control.
Eugene last year joined Portland as one of seven cities in the nation to require employers to provide paid time off
when workers are sick or when they stay home to take care of ill children.
Despite the down economy, more than one tenth of all employees who receive vacation time from their employer would prefer more time off over a higher salary or a promotion and one sixth would forgo a compensation bonus in exchange for more paid time off
"We are introducing this paid time off
for the first time in the private sector to ensure fairness and that women, regardless of their place of work, are being given the same treatment."
A paid time off
(PTO) policy is not without disadvantages.
High-wage jobs often provide the kinds of benefits that workers with families need, such as the flexibility to take an hour to take the children to the dentist and then make it up later, or paid time off
for maternity and paternity leave.
34), the following sentence under the subhead "Overtime" should have read, "Payments that an employer does not need to factor into the calculation of regular rate include paid leave, pay for unworked time (such as holidays, vacation, sick leave, paid time off
), voluntary premium payments (e.g., time and one-half for work after eight hours or on a holiday), on-call pay, callback pay, reporting or show-up pay, idle time pay, awards, gifts, most discretionary bonuses, referral bonuses, benefit payments, and expense reimbursements."
A 1999 federal law provides 30 days of paid medical leave to federal employees who donate organs; state employees in Wisconsin and Maryland receive the same amount of paid time off
Bosses at one of the North East's biggest companies have defended their decision not to give smokers paid time off
to kick the habit.
Independent music teachers rarely include paid time off
for personal enrichment; schedule a week to attend a conference or workshop.
In addition, we have an inconsistent policy in terms of paid time off
to our employees who go on extended leave for three or more weeks.