Taking time off from work is important for your overall well-being and your ability to enjoy a refreshed perspective in both your professional and personal life. You may also find the need to take extended time away from work for health, family, or other reasons. Fanatics offers a variety of benefits that allow you time to relax, recover, care for family members, honor personal commitments, and more.



All Fanatics employees are eligible to take time off to enjoy vacation, go to appointments or important events, and care for their own or a family member’s illness, injury or medical condition. The type and duration of time off available to you depends on your employee classification — regular full-time exempt, regular full-time non-exempt, or seasonal full-time.

If you are a regular full-time exempt employee:

Fanatics offers you a Discretionary Time Off Program. You may use your discretion and professional judgement to take paid time away from work as needed throughout the year. Generally, you are limited to taking two weeks off at a time, but if you need additional time, please work with your manager.

If you are a regular full-time non-exempt employee:

Fanatics offers you several types of time off — Paid Time Off (PTO), Paid Personal Time (PPT), and Unpaid Personal Time (UPT).

PTO — You earn PTO each pay period and can use it for vacation, personal reasons, or health needs for you or your family.

Years of ServiceBi-Weekly Hours AccruedFull Year Accrual HoursMaximum Year-to-Year Carryover Hours
Less than 5 years4.6212040
5–10 years6.1516040
10+ years7.6920040

PPT — You can use PPT for the same reasons as PTO, but when you need to take off only part of the day. PPT may be used in hourly increments for both planned and unplanned needs. Fanatics awards eligible employees 24 hours of PPT at the beginning of each calendar year, and awards PPT to new hires in pro-rated amounts based on hire dates.

UPT — If necessary, you may take up to 30 hours of unpaid time off each year. This time must be taken in hourly increments.

If you are a seasonal full-time employee:

Fanatics offers you Unpaid Approved Time Off (U-ATO) so you have the opportunity to manage your personal affairs as needed during scheduled work time. You are given 20 hours of U-ATO upon hire, and you accrue five additional U-ATO hours for every 40 hours worked, building up to a maximum of 40 hours of U-ATO.

Helpful tips for requesting time off
  • As a courtesy to others, please schedule and request approval for your time off as far in advance as possible.
  • If you need to take time off because of an emergency, please let your supervisor know right away.
  • When planning time off, keep in mind that the holiday season is our busiest time of the year, and certain departments may not be able to accommodate requests for time off during this time frame.


We believe that celebrating holidays with family and friends is important. Fanatics observes the following six paid company holidays each year:

2021 HolidaysWhen Observed
New Year’s DayFriday, January 1
Memorial DayMonday, May 31
Independence Day (4th of July)Monday, July 5
Labor DayMonday, September 6
Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 25
Christmas DayFriday, December 24
IDEA DayFloating Diversity & Inclusion Holiday, taken at each employee's discretion

In addition, during years with a presidential election, Election Day will be a paid holiday.

Who’s eligible?

All regular and seasonal full-time employees are eligible for paid holidays.


Pregnancy Disability and Baby Bonding Leave

As part of our highly competitive employee benefits program, we’re committed to supporting you as you grow your family. Our Pregnancy Disability Leave and Baby Bonding Leave allow you to recover from childbirth and/or spend important time with your new baby.

Who’s eligible?

All regular full-time pregnant employees are eligible for Pregnancy Disability Leave. All regular full-time employees are eligible for Baby Bonding Leave. There is no cost for this benefit.

Pregnancy Disability Leave:

Pregnant employees receive up to 12 weeks of paid Pregnancy Disability Leave at 100% of base salary. This leave may be taken either before (if medically necessary) or after the expected birth of your child, but must be taken over consecutive weeks.

Baby Bonding Leave:

All regular full-time employees, including the non-birthing parent, are eligible for up to four weeks of paid Baby Bonding Leave at 100% of base salary. This leave allows you to bond with and care for your newly born or adopted child and may be taken in one-week increments any time in the 12-month period following your child’s birth or adoption.

Keep in mind
  • Time spent on Pregnancy Disability Leave or Baby Bonding Leave will not be deducted from your annual bonus calculations, service accrual, or equity vesting.
  • You will continue to accrue PTO, if applicable, during Pregnancy Disability Leave and Baby Bonding Leave.
  • Your benefit deductions will continue to be taken from your leave payments.
  • Pregnancy Disability Leave and Baby Bonding Leave may run concurrently with FMLA or other leaves allowed by applicable law.
  • We encourage you to request Pregnancy Disability Leave and Baby Bonding Leave as far in advance as possible.
Short-Term Disability Insurance

Fanatics provides short-term disability insurance to all regular full-time employees, which pays 100% of your covered earnings for up to 13 weeks (up to 26 weeks for exempt employees who have two or more years of service). Learn more about Fanatics’ short-term disability program.


Military Leave

To support your military service and ensure you do not suffer financially from making the selfless decision to serve your county, Fanatics has established our Military Leave Program. Through this program, you will be provided with time off to fulfill military obligations. In addition, under certain circumstances, you may be eligible for Offset Pay, which is designed to make up any shortfall between military pay and the pay you would otherwise receive from Fanatics.

Who’s eligible?

All Fanatics employees are eligible for the Military Leave Program. Benefits may vary based upon whether you are classified as a regular or seasonal employee. Seasonal employees are eligible for this program up to the intended end of their assignment date.

In most cases and when required by law, employees returning from an extended military leave are eligible to resume employment with Fanatics.



The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides eligible employees the opportunity to take up to 12 or 26 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year for certain reasons. You may be able to use your paid time off, disability benefits, Pregnancy Disability Leave, and/or Baby Bonding Leave to receive income during your FMLA leave.

Who’s eligible?

All full-time employees who have worked for Fanatics for at least 12 months in the preceding seven years, and have worked at least 1,250 hours over the past 12 months, are eligible for FMLA benefits.

FMLA leave may be taken for the following reasons:

  • Birth of a child, or to take care of a newly born child or a child placed with you for adoption or foster care (up to 12 weeks).
  • To care for an immediate family member (your spouse, child, or parent) who has a serious health condition (up to 12 weeks).
  • Because of your own serious health condition that makes you unable to perform your job (up to 12 weeks).
  • To care for a covered service member with a serious injury or illness related to certain types of military service (up to 26 weeks).
  • To handle certain qualifying exigencies related to your spouse, son, daughter, or parent’s active duty in the Uniformed Services (up to 12 weeks).

Please note: You will continue to be responsible for your portion of your benefit premiums while on leave.

To apply for FMLA leave, contact New York Life Group Benefit Solutions at 888.842.4462 or visit the New York Life Group Benefit Solutions website.


Other Time Off

Fanatics recognizes that there are a variety of other reasons why you might need to take time off. Full-time employees may also be eligible to take time off for bereavement, court responsibilities, and voting.