PTO: How to Handle the Day-to-Day Challenges When Employees Unexpectedly -- and Repeatedly -- Call Out

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You’ll probably never settle an employee lawsuit over use-it-or-lose-it paid time off for $10.5 million, like courier DHL did.

Or pay $11 million, like Kelly Services, over shorted vacation pay. Such settlements make AutoNation’s $2.35 million PTO settlement with employees seem cheap by comparison.

But make no mistake – PTO administration errors can lead to huge headaches for any employer.

According to a recent survey, 54% of employers offer a paid time off (PTO) plan. When using a PTO, managing absences can get tricky, especially when exempt workers are out on unscheduled, unexpected absences, or for only part of a workday.