Our company wants to set up a way for their coworkers to donate vacation time to an employee who was greatly affected by this natural disaster. Is this permissible?
A PTO donation program is a great benefit for employees in the event of a leave of absence when their own PTO bank is exhausted. The program guidelines, including wage details and eligibility, are at the employer's discretion. However, as with all employee policies and programs, we recommend clearly communicating them with all employees ahead of time.
Other Frequently Asked HR Questions During an Emergency:
- What is the standard for paying an employee after a natural disaster?
- Our business is temporarily closed due to inclement weather. We do have some employees that offered to work from home until the business can re-open. Can we offer this?
- What job protected leaves might apply to a natural disaster?
- When a business closes due to a nature disaster, is unemployment available to the employees?