Dallas, Texas (WiredPRNews.com) — With summer’s arrival, Dallas employers should address a typically “warm weather” issue: vacations.- During the summer months, many employees want to take time off to spend with their children and to travel. A small business should review its vacation policy to ensure that it addresses all necessary topics. This can help eliminate confusion and complaints of favoritism.
A vacation policy should:
• describe how much time off an employee is allowed, how the time is accrued, and whether accrued days carry over into the following year;
• when an employee is allowed to take time off and if a “black out” period exists in which no employee may take time off;
• the process by which an employee gets a vacation approved; and
• how conflicts with other employees’ vacation requests are handled (For example, will the person who first requested time off be granted the time off or will the person with the most seniority be granted the time off?).
A small company should also ensure that its business will run smoothly, no matter who is on vacation. To do so, a business should consider both cross-training employees so that another employee can take over an absent employee’s responsibilities and also hiring temporary help for the summer months.