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  • Steph Tochterman Segev

7 PTO Types That Can Be Included in Your Policy

Updated: Sep 16, 2022

The type of PTO included in a policy can vary from company to company, as well as within state laws.

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There’s a lot more to Paid Time Off (PTO) than meets the eye.

If you’ve ever switched jobs, you know that no two PTO policies are the same. PTO is certainly not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ benefit, and there are so many different ways for companies to customize it to best fit their needs.

So, if you’re looking to better understand what ingredients go into cooking up a company’s PTO policy, you’ve come to the right place!

No matter what type of policy your current employer offers, here are 7 different types of PTO that can be included:

#1 Holidays

PTO plans can allow paid time off to be used for holidays. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employees with PTO policies that cover holidays receive an average of eight paid holidays per year.

#2 Vacation Days

Paid time off policies can also cover vacation days. A 2021 study shows that 77% of employees receive vacation days as a part of their paid time off policy.

#3 Paid Sick Leave

A paid time off policy can cover sick leave, which covers days absent from work for an illness or injury.

However, some states may require a stand-alone paid sick leave policy. Some states that require paid sick leave include:

  • Ariz