Too Much of a Good Thing? The Perks and Pitfalls of Unlimited PTO
On Demand until December 31, 2025

Unlimited vacation policies need their own roadmap as organizations try to navigate the myriad of paid sick leave laws, improve workplace culture and boost employee morale. Need to go to Hawaii for five weeks? Yes, go -- it's paid time off! Need the afternoon off to watch your child in a school play? Sure, it's paid time off! Need a "mental health" day or two (or five)? Why not -- it's paid time off! No questions asked. But before implementing such a program, there are some things to consider. Is it too much of a good thing? Will it improve morale and work-life balance, or will it cause fear within the organization? Does unlimited PTO truly attract and retain top talent? What about employees who need an extended medical leave of absence? Are they paid for the full leave duration? "Unlimited" may not really mean without limits.

Attend this session to learn what you should know and consider before transforming your total rewards strategy to include an unlimited paid time off program.

In this session, you'll:

  • Gain a new perspective on PTO strategies.
  • Learn the pros and cons of having an unlimited PTO program.
  • Hear how different organizations approach unlimited PTO

Originally recorded on February 7, 2019.

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Marina Galatro
Director of HR Advisory and Outsourcing Services at World Insurance Associates LLC

As a trusted advisor and leader, she provides strategic and effective recommendations and support to companies on a variety of topics including federal and state compliance, HR and payroll outsourcing, leave of absence, compensation, total rewards, paid time off, performance management, policy and procedure development, and training and development. She is passionate about assisting companies develop HR strategies that drive transformation and elevate the workforce experience. California employment law and leave of absence are a specialty.

She enjoys speaking on a variety of HR topics at national conferences, as well as regional events, local seminars and educational webcasts, and has appeared in several publications—both as an author and subject matter expert.

An active member of SHRM, she has met with state assembly members to discuss pending workplace legislation and how it may impact organizations and the HR profession.

In her spare time, she teaches several HR certification exam preparation courses at a California University.

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