Tag: nonexempt employee

Question: Do we need to pay an employee who was scheduled to work on a holiday but called in sick and did not work? Answer: Wage and hour laws generally do not require employers to pay holiday pay (check state and local laws for your locality). As to nonexempt employees, an employer’s established policy and…

Question: One of our part-time employees fell asleep during his shift. Can we pay him for only the time he worked (not the time he was sleeping), or do we need to pay him for the entire shift? Answer: Employers are not required to pay an hourly nonexempt employee for any hours in which the employee did…

Question: If a California employer terminates a nonexempt employee in the first hour of work, are they required to pay for just the hour, or the whole scheduled shift? Answer: In California, if an employer has scheduled an employee to work on a particular day but sends the employee home early due to lack of work (or…

Question: Does it matter if you are exempt or nonexempt regarding paid FMLA leave? Answer:  Under FMLA, when a nonexempt employee takes time off for an FMLA qualified reason, employers may dock the nonexempt employee for any time not worked because of FMLA. This follows the regular employer practices under the Fair Labor Standards Act…