PTO Best Practices

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Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Webinar
 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

The Illinois Chamber of Commerce hosts “PTO Best Practices” to provide tips on creating an effective PTO policy that reduces employee absenteeism and addresses both exempt and non-exempt employees. Logistics of creating a strong policy will be addressed such as:

  • Creating an economical PTO program
  • The key components you need to consider when creating a policy
  • The benefits and disadvantages of having a PTO policy that combines vacation time, personal days, holidays, etc. 
  • Compliance with federal employment laws including the FMLA, OSHA, ADA and FLSA.
  • Carryover from year to year and cash out options in Illinois
  • Notices required when forcing exempt employees to use their PTO for enforced furloughs
  • Partial-day absence deductions from salaries
  • Discussion on the legality of “use it or lose it” policies


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