Vacation policies are intended to be used for the specific purpose of vacation or leisure time, and employers who offer vacation time generally offer sick leave as well. The alternative to having two separate benefits is a singular Paid Time Off (PTO) benefit, which may be used for any purpose the employee chooses.
Some states consider vacation and PTO (but not sick leave) to be accrued wages. Consequently, those states require payout of unused vacation and PTO at terminat
We recently received this question that you may be wondering about as well... "A non-exempt employee has asked to be paid for the hour she spent checking work email while she was out on vacation. We didn’t request, require, or authorize this work. How do we handle this?" Here is the answer from one of our HR Pros, Jenny... "Although you didn’t give this non-exempt employee permission to check her work email while she was on vacation, you will need to pay her for the time she