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Foul Weather, Fair Pay

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Winter weather can foul up more than the roads.  Employees who aren't comfortable driving will come in late, leave early, or just stay home.  Mass transit delays can take a similar toll.  To avoid pay-related misunderstandings, it's important to know the rules of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) road.  Note that your state wage and hour laws may vary.


Rules For Non-Exempt Employees

Non-exempt employees need to be paid for every hour worked and do not need to be paid for time not worked.  Consequently, if non-exempts come in late, leave early, choose to stay home, or the company chooses to close, they only need to be paid for the time actually worked.


Non-exempts can receive pay for time not worked if your company allows them to use accrued leave.  If company policy does not allow this, or an employee does not have any accrued time available and employees are prohibited from borrowing unearned time,...(register to read more)

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