Paid Time Off Policy
Author: Tracy Morley, XpertHR Legal Editor
When to Use
Employers should clearly define the way that paid time off is earned and when it can be used. A written and published policy is best practice in order to manage employee expectations and to allow the business to properly staff all areas of the company. It is also advisable for the employer to have a written and published policy for defending against potential lawsuits or for evidence in disciplinary proceedings.
The policy should be communicated to employees at the commencement of employment, and should be referred to whenever there is a question regarding employees' paid time off.