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    Topic: Leave Policies

    HR Compliance Guide: Types of Employee Leave and How Each Works
    By Ellen Rex on February 10, 2021 | 9 min read time

      Organizations can offer many different types of employee leave to their employees, including both paid and unpaid. However, some types of...

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    Defined: The Pros and Cons of Unlimited PTO
    By Drew Gieseke on November 4, 2020 | 3 min read time

    PTO remains a top priority for both employees and job candidates. Eager to retain current teammates and to attract potential new hires, many...

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    Are Employers Required to Pay Out PTO When an Employee Leaves?
    By Drew Gieseke on October 27, 2020 | 2 min read time

    In the United States, 52% of workers do not fully utilize their allotted PTO days, which leaves many employers with a floating balance of unused...

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    Parental Leave—What’s the Industry Standard?
    By Drew Gieseke on October 16, 2020 | 3 min read time

    A recent survey from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) shows that paid maternity leave is now offered by more than half (55%) of all...

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    Are Employers Required by Law to Offer PTO to Employees?
    By Drew Gieseke on September 8, 2020 | 5 min read time

    Employers often create paid time off (PTO) policies to become more attractive to current and potential employees. These policies can be structured...

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    Coronavirus: Managing a Remote Workforce
    By Travis Frady on March 19, 2020 | 5 min read time

    Did working from home just become your new normal? Here are some tips on managing a remote workforce and what HR parties of one need to be...

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    Employee Leave: Setting Your PTO Policy
    By Travis Frady on March 12, 2020 | 11 min read time

        With so many PTO policies and types of employee leave available, picking the right paid time off policy for your business is more...

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    Finding the best PTO software for your business
    By Emily Kubis on April 22, 2019 | 2 min read time

    Four questions to ask time off request apps Does your organization have a solution for tracking Paid Time Off? Manual processes such as...

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    Maternity and paternity leave in the US: What you need to know
    By Gretchen Smitson on December 13, 2018 | 6 min read time

    Parental leave vs medical leave When understanding parental leave laws, it is important to understand the difference between parental leave and...

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    Why your PTO approach matters when choosing time-tracking HR software
    By Alex Tolbert on November 21, 2018 | 2 min read time

    PTO programs and policies and technology More and more organizations are bringing HR administration online with software tools that manage...

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