Exempt employees and negative leave balances

  • July 24, 2008

Q. I know I must pay exempt employees their full salaries even if they have no accrued benefits in their leave plans and their accounts have negative balances. But can I...

Must we pay for unapproved overtime?

  • June 11, 2008

Q. Our company requires employees to obtain their supervisors’ prior approval for all overtime. Our management takes the position that it does not need to pay...

Disciplining tardy, exempt employees

  • November 07, 2007

Q. We have an exempt employee who is consistently late a few times a week, arriving anywhere from a few minutes to a couple of hours late. Can we discipline him for...

No right to full pay for light-Duty work

  • September 12, 2007

Some employees qualify for FMLA leave because they have a temporary medical problem that prevents them from performing their usual job. Often, they’ll elect to...

How to deal with unauthorized overtime

  • August 16, 2007

Q. We have a “no overtime without approval” policy. If employees put down overtime on their time sheets, do we have to pay it if the extra time isn’t...

Paying exempt employees for travel time

  • June 21, 2007

Q. We sometimes send exempt employees to conferences. Do we have to pay for travel time? Can we voluntarily pay them extra if the travel time extends into the evening or...