Unlimited Paid Time Off Definition

Unlimited paid time off (PTO) allows employees to take off as many days as they need for things like vacations and illnesses.

Unlimited PTO Expanded Definition
Under an unlimited PTO policy, employees can take as many days off per year that they would like. Businesses might choose to offer unlimited PTO to attract candidates and to provide a work-life balance.

In some cases, employees take fewer days off under an unlimited PTO policy. As a result, some employers may choose to pair an unlimited paid time off policy with a mandatory time off (MTO) policy. MTO requires employees to take at least a certain number of days off from work each year.

Unlimited PTO may not work for all kinds of businesses. For example, unlimited PTO might not work for businesses that need a certain number of people to be present at a time.

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Rachel Blakely-Gray | Jun 14, 2023

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