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Let it snow! But make sure you know how to pay employees

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Parts of New York were inundated with feet of snow well before Thanksgiving. Buffalo businesses have dug out from under the lake effect by now, but they may still be dealing with lingering pay issues.

THE LAW: The Fair Labor Stand­­ards Act requires employers to pay exempt personnel their regular salaries if they worked any part of the workweek. Nonexempt employees are generally paid for only the hours they work.

Several states have enacted laws that entitle employees to receive pay if they show up for work and the business is closed due to weather. In most cases, employers can avoid the situation by informing employees of the closing.

For example, New York law requires employers to pay workers who show up for work for at least four hours. California has a similar statute that requires two to four hours of pay depending on a number of variables.

WHAT’S NEW: Much of North America, including areas not accustomed to harsh weath...(register to read more)

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