Tag: Unused

Are you taking your vacation days? Americans left 33% of paid time off unused in 2020

Making sure you use all your vacation time can be tough — especially because, as 2020 taught us, everything can change in the matter of days.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — With snow in the forecast and National Plan for Vacation Day on the calendar, people might be dreaming about summer getaways — but how should you plan for your days off during a pandemic?

Lynda Lambert with AAA said 33% of Americans’ vacation time went unused in 2020.

“It was a crazy year, a lot of us were working from home and didn’t feel comfortable taking off because of that, but

Unused Vacation Days: What You Should Know

The pandemic upended the vacation plans of many employees across the country. Employees and managers are now facing a year-end reckoning over unused paid time off.

1. Laws can vary across states, cities and counties.

Many states allow “use-it-or-lose-it” policies, meaning any unused vacation time is forfeited at the end of the year. Other states, however, apply restrictions to those policies. With so many employees switching to remote work this year, it’s worth being aware of the laws in the place the work is being done, experts say.

2. Employers could consider short-term changes.

Your employer might not