A smiling man is using his paid time off to catch some waves. He is wearing a wetsuit and holds his surfboard over his head

Paid time off

Team members accrue vacation from the first day of hire and may use accrued hours as earned for many needs, including vacation, illness or injury, personal business or appointments, and family or childcare matters with supervisor’s approval.

Mortenson provides paid time off (PTO)

PTO pay provides flexibility to team members to use their discretion in how to use it. This includes, but is not limited to, situations where team members need time off for their own health and safety, or that of a family member. Team members may use PTO for time away from work as protected by various state and local paid sick leave laws, such as for:

  • a team member’s own mental or physical illness, injury, or health condition;
  • the mental or physical illness, injury, or health condition of the team member’s family member; or
  • to attend an appointment with a health care provider for the care of the team member or the team member’s family member, including preventive care;
  • to seek medical attention or other assistance if the team member or team member’s family member has been the victim of domestic abuse, sexual assault, or harassment;
  • Or other reasons as protected by applicable state or local laws.

Any team member who needs to take PTO must contact their supervisor, except in emergency circumstances, in which the employee should contact their supervisor as soon as practicable.

The amount of PTO hours you earn depends on your length of service at Mortenson summarized in the chart below:

Length of ServicePTO Hours/YearVacation Hours Accrued/Pay PeriodMaximum Accrual Hours (150% of your annual PTO benefit)
0 < 8 years80 (10 – 8-hour days)1.54 hours per pay period120 (15 – 8-hour days)
8 < 16 Years120 (15 – 8-hour days)2.31 hours per pay period180 (22.5 – 8-hour days)
16+ Years160 (20 – 8-hour days)3.08 hours per pay period240 (30 – 8-hour days)

You can use paid time off as you have accrued your balance. Paid time off should be requested and approved by your supervisor. Your paystub shows your current PTO balance. Any unused PTO time will be paid out upon termination.

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Mortenson’s Holiday schedule varies from year to year but on average team members receive eight (8) paid holidays. In order for a team member to receive holiday pay, he/she must work the day before and the day after the holiday unless the absence is approved by his/her supervisor.

Mortenson offers at least eight (8) paid holidays per year

New Year’s DayFriday, December 31, 2021
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, January 17, 2022
Memorial DayMonday, May 30, 2022
July HolidayMonday, July 4, 2022
Labor DayMonday, September 5, 2022
Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 24, 2022
Thanksgiving FridayFriday, November 25, 2022
December HolidayMonday, December 26, 2022
New Year’s Day (2023)TBD

In order for a team member to receive holiday pay, he/she must work the day before and the day after the holiday unless the absence is approved by his/her Supervisor.

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Disability or leave of absence

Team members who are enrolled in the medical plan are eligible for benefits with an approved disability – if you find yourself unable to work due to injury or illness. Disability or leave of absence is determined by medical record review completed by Cigna Leave Solutions. 

Benefit overview

Team members should first contact Mortenson’s HR Service Center by emailing HR Service Center  or call 1-800-780-0642, option 3 to notify HR of an upcoming leave of absence.

Next, notify your supervisor of the dates you will be off work and the date you will be returning to work. Be sure to contact your supervisor if these dates change.

  • Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), you are not required to share the medical or personal reason(s) you’re off work with your supervisor or coworkers.

Following the conversation with HR, eligible team members can contact Cigna Leave Solutions at 1-8888424462 to file a disability claim.

For more information, please refer to the Non-Union Craft Disability Leave Guide [PDF] .

If you’re pregnant, you can give your expected delivery date and Cigna will work with you to get the disability process started. 

Be sure to also call 1-763-780-0642 or email the HR Service Center on or before your first day of absence to report how long you plan to be absent.

Disability PlanCoverage Level
Weekly Benefit$500 per week
Disability payment beginsFirst day for hospitalization or eighth day for illness
Disability payment lengthUp to 26 weeks
MaternityFirst day hospitalization

With an approved disability, Cigna will mail you weekly disability payment checks. Your medical and dental insurance will continue through the end of your approved disability period.

You can also find more information in the disability section of this site.

Learn more about filing for disability leave [PDF].

  • FML provides eligible team members up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job and benefits-protected leave per year.
  • To be eligible for FML you must have been employed with Mortenson for at least 12 months and worked at least 1,250 hours over the past 12 months.
  • FML runs concurrently with disability leave.
  • You cannot extend your time off under disability with FML.
  • Cigna Leave Solutions manages the administration of FML.
  • Please visit the United States Department of Labor’s website for more information.

Employee Rights Under the Family Medical Leave Act [PDF]

Have Questions? Call Mortenson CareConnect 833-209-6462 .

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