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Can we reduce pay for an exempt employee who works less because she is pregnant?

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Q. One of our salaried employees is pregnant. She brought in a doctor’s note that says she can work only six hours per day. Can I either reduce her pay or have her work six days a week?

A. If the employee’s reduction in hours is covered under the FMLA (it probably is), then you are permitted to deduct pay for the hours she misses without jeopardizing her exempt status under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Accordingly, you need only pay her for six hours per day if that is all she is working.

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