If you're hoarding vacation time with the hopes of banking it for 2017, you might want to check your company's policy on paid time off first.
A survey of 481 human resources professionals by the Society for Human Resource Management found that 3 in 5 employers allow their workers to bump their unused days into the new year. However, more than half of these companies will allow you to roll over only a limited number of days.
Among firms that allow workers to roll over some, but not all of their accumulated days off, 56 percent permit employees to push one to 10 days off into the next year, according to the Society.
This doesn't bode well for workaholics who are sitting on 20 unused days for 2016.
On the other hand, less than 1 percent of employers offer unlimited paid time off, according to the society. While this sounds like a generous policy, it may deter employees from going on vacation because they worry about how much time off is actually acceptable, some human resources experts say.