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Question: Does a company have to allow employees to work from home (exempt or nonexempt) if the office is closed due to bad weather? Answer:  No, the employer does not need to allow employee to work from home, regardless of their FLSA status (exempt or nonexempt).  The employer can make those decisions based upon the…

Question: How do we handle attendance issues where the office is open but public transportation is not available due to the weather and employees cannot come to work? Answer:  If the business remains open but employees cannot get to work because of the weather, employers will need to consider their own attendance policies and practices…

Question: If an employee is on FMLA leave, do those “bad weather days” count against the employee’s 12-week allotment of time off? Answer:    The FMLA regulations are silent about bad weather office closures.  However, the regulations do allow for situations when the employer’s business stops operating for a period of time and employees are not…

Question: If the company has no power and sends employees home for the day, how do we pay employees? And does it matter if the employee is exempt or nonexempt? Answer:  In general, there are two sets of rules for paying employees depending upon their classification under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as it…