North Orange Co - To PTO or Not PTO - That is the Question
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North Orange Co - To PTO or Not PTO - That is the Question

When: Thursday, July 21, 2016
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Where: Embassy Suites North Anaheim
3100 E Frontera St
Anaheim, California  92806
United States
Presenter: Lauraine Bifulco, VantaggioHR
Contact: PIHRA North Orange
Co Programs Chair
310-416-1210 x708

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To PTO or Not PTO - That is the Question 


The decision to implement a PTO plan vs. traditional vacation and sick leave is often not an easy one. Not only does your choice have an impact on your employees, but there are other operational, accounting, and compliance ramifications as well. In this session, we'll discuss the pros and cons of both, as well as the practical implications on daily HR practices including FMLA, disability leaves, payroll systems, and accounting issues. We'll also visit the complications that can arise in states whose wage and hour laws have an impact on how plan accruals and payouts work. In this interactive and informative session, we'll help show you what makes a good PTO plan and where are the potential downfalls. Come away better equipped to decide which method is best for your company given the complex and ever changing employment law landscape.

Learning Objective:

  • A description of the essential elements in good PTO, vacation, and sick plans.
  • A discussion of the pros and cons of PTO vs. traditional vacation and sick.
  • What makes for a well-designed plan.
  • What are the common errors that companies make in designing and administering their time-off plans.
  • Which states have laws that will impact the plan design and administration.
  • How time-off plans impact and influence FMLA and other disability leaves and policies.
  • How best to administer and track time-off plans in payroll and accounting. 


Program Agenda 

7:30am - 8:00am: Registration/Networking
8:00am - 9:30am: Speaker 



Lauraine Bifulco, VantaggioHR

Lauraine has been advising clients for almost 25 years on various HR topics and lectures frequently in the area of HR compliance. She serves as co-chair of the California Small Business Administration’s committee on Labor Issues which reviews and makes recommendations on pending labor/employment laws, keeping her abreast of legal developments. Lauraine is relied upon by publications across the country as an expert on HR matters. Her firm is frequently referred by a number of prominent management defense attorneys who rely on Lauraine and her Vantaggio staff to help keep their clients in compliance. Lauraine founded Vantaggio HR in 1993. They provide HR consulting and outsourcing services to firms of all sizes in a wide cross section of industries. Their offices are in Northern California, Southern California, and Hawaii and serve clients across the U.S. and abroad.




This program has been approved for 1.5 Professional Development Credits (PDCs), towards SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP, through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).



This program has been approved for 1.5 HR (General) recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HRCI's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.



Embassy Suites North Anaheim
3100 E Frontera St
Anaheim, CA 92806 


Registration Rates 

Category Pre-Registration Onsite
PIHRA Member $30 $40
Guest/Nonmember $45 $55
PIHRA Member In-Transition $25 $35
PIHRA Student Member $20 $30
Guest/Student Nonmember $25 $35

Online registration closes on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 5:00pm. Registrations after this date will only be taken onsite.  


Cancellation Policy 

There will be a 50% administration fee for any cancellations. If you need to cancel, we must receive it in writing (email or fax) 2 business days prior to the event during normal business hours. Refunds will not be given to no-shows. Credits will not be issued for use towards future PIHRA events. Cancellation requests can be sent via email to or fax to 310-416-9055. 


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Gardena, CA 90248
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