Illustration of videoconference It's so important that managers and leaders are modeling by example by taking PTO and breaks throughout the day and also by talking about these breaks with their team.(MicroOne/Shutterstock)

Between the threat of furloughs and layoffs, travel restrictions and social distancing regulations (not to mention hurricanes and wildfires), it's no wonder that many Americans opted to forgo their yearly family vacation. Unfortunately, that means that PTO balances are weighing heavily on HR professionals' minds. It's not just the administrative headache of the scheduling burden that will be caused by an end-of-year rush, but the toll of employee mental health and productivity.

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is director, content analytics for ALM's Business & Finance Markets and former managing editor for BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she has spent the past decade writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.