The hiring market is heating up—as a result, many HR professionals are looking for cost-effective ways to attain a competitive edge. Many are also exploring strategies for lowering absenteeism while minimizing a negative impact on the workforce.

Paid Time-Off (PTO) – a plan that combines all time off (sick days, vacation, personal days, floating holidays, etc.) into one “bank” that employees can use as they like—with a few restrictions provide a solution to these various challenges. While PTO and Free Time-Off (FTO) plans offer advantages for both employers and employees, they also come with their share of challenges.

In this practical webinar, you will receive a detailed overview of PTO and FTO and best practices regarding these programs.

Upon course completion, you will be able to:

  • Identify what Paid Time Off (PTO) and Free Time Off (FTO) can do (and what they can’t)
  • Evaluate the positives and negatives of PTO/FTO and determine the potential impact to your organization
  • Perform a financial impact review of a change to a PTO plan
  • Integrate PTO with other organizational policies (STD, LTD, FMLA, Cash-Out, Carryover and Donation Leave Banks), as well as evaluate potential Compliance issues
  • Communicate the benefits of the policy
Faculty Member
Jennifer L. Berman
OAU Consulting, Inc.

Jennifer L. Berman has provided Human Resources Consulting services to organizations since 1995. In April 2009, Jennifer established OAU Consulting, Inc. to address HR issues challenging organizations in a new economy. Prior to 2009, Jennifer was the Managing Director for the HR Advisory & Training Services group of CBIZ; Leader of the HR Consulting practice for CBIZ in Chicago and the Director of HR Consulting Services for Friedman, Eisenstein, Raemer and Schwartz, LLP (FERS). Jennifer has extensive experience consulting to middle market clients in a wide range of industries, and her HR expertise lies in a wide variety of areas. Jennifer received her law degree from DePaul University College of Law and her undergraduate degree from Newcomb College of Tulane University. Jennifer has been a featured speaker, commentator and panelist for national, regional and local associations, organizations and publications including MSNBC, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, WGN and the Chicago Tribune.

HR Credits

Credit Value Type Format
HRCI 1.25 General
SHRM 1.25 General

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