Paid time off (PTO) is a benefit employers sometimes offer to their employees. PTO can include leave for vacations or personal days. Offering PTO is not federally mandated in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), but many businesses still offer some form of PTO.
Many companies simply give employees a few PTO days per year, but employers also have the option to offer unlimited PTO. Unlimited PTO policies allow workers to take as much time off as they need for illnesses and vacation as long as long as it does not interfere with the company’s operations.