With Mandatory Paid Leave Gaining Ground, Is It Time To Do Away With Your PTO and Go Back to a Sick/Vacation Time Off Program?

Recorded Session
75 Minutes


    Mandatory Paid Sick leave is now required in 15 states and the District of Columbia. Fifteen other states have mandatory paid leave laws pending in their state legislatures. In addition, over 20 municipalities throughout the country also require paid sick leave. Since each law has different rules on the accrual and usage of mandatory sick leave, there are 35 different compliance issues making it exceedingly difficult for multi-state employers to know how to set time off policies.

    Do you have a Federal Contract?  If so, you are required to have a sick leave policy.

    Do you have a contract with a municipality?  If so, have you checked to see if you have to offer paid sick leave? 

    With the passage of these laws, PTO may become obsolete as many states require payment of unused PTO upon termination, however the same states do not require payment of unused sick leave. Keeping your PTO program may become prohibitively expensive.

    In this webinar, we will be reviewing the states and municipalities that require paid sick leave as well as the states that are considering passing laws requiring it and what employers must do to be in compliance.

Learning Objectives

    • Gaining an understanding of the various states and municipalities mandating paid sick leave
    • Understanding the good points and not so good points of having a Sick/Vacation and Paid Time Off (PTO) program
    • Learning how to do a cost benefits analysis on both types of paid leave.
    • Learn what to look for when planning the change
    • Effectively communicating change that is critical to the success of the change of your program
    • Developing a plan of action to ensure all bases are covered. 

Why Should You Attend?

    • With the above described legislation, changes must be made to time off policies.
    • Multi-State employers need to know what the compliance requirements are.
    • Each state and municipality have different rules for accrual of sick leave, the reasons employees can sick leave and the minimum leave increment you must allow employees to take. 
    • Under the mandatory paid sick leave, abuse will become a huge problem. How will your organization deal with it?
    • Compliance is difficult if you know what you are doing.  

Area Covered

    • Current Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Laws in place.
    • A review of pending legislation.
    • A summary comparison of the various requirements for mandatory Paid leave.
    • A comparison of PTO policies vs. Sick/Vacation
    • Conducting a cost-benefit analysis for both plans
    • Planning for change
    • Communication the change
    • Action Items for participants

Who will benefit?

    • Human Resources Professionals
    • Payroll administrators
    • Benefits Professionals
    • Business Managers
    • Business Owners
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Speaker Profile

ins_img Bob McKenzie

Bob McKenzie has over 40 years of human resources management experience. His background includes a wide range of hands-on experience in all HR practices.Bob has been cited in a number of Human Resources trade publications. Among them are HR.com, HR Magazine, HR Florida Review, Vault.com, BNA and the Institute of Management and Administration and the Business Journals. He has been a speaker at a number of conferences as well as audio and web-based seminars.Bob recently received two prestigious awards for his service to the community and his profession. Entrepreneurial Anchor Magazine presented him with the “Man of Steel” award for …