Tag: Employee Pay

Question:  When can an employer deduct from an exempt employee’s salary? Answer:   It depends on the type of deduction. Provided below is more information about deductions from exempt employee’s pay and when that is allowed (excerpted from the Department of Labor (DOL) at http://www.dol.gov/elaws/esa/flsa/overtime/cr4.htm): “Deductions from pay are allowed: When an employee is absent from…

Question:  While the plant was shut down for a week, we paid our employees their accrued vacation in advance of the shutdown for that week.  Subsequently some of the maintenance employees were called into work.  We would like to compensate them with additional pay for the time spent working during their “vacation”; however, we would…

Question: Last week our offices were closed because of the major storm in Connecticut.  The power was out the entire work week. Do we need to pay our employees for the week?  If not, would they be eligible for unemployment compensation? Our View:  When your business closes early or opens late or just closes for…

There is no question about the fact that big money can be at stake from the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division when your business is audited and violations found. We were asked by one client what the DOL does when they audit a business. Based on my experience with wage and hour audits,…