Tag: power outage

Question: If our facility temporarily loses power for an hour or less, and no work is done by the hourly workforce during the time the power is off, are we obligated to pay our workers¬†their regular hourly wage? Do you know what other companies do in similar situations? Answer: The federal Fair Labor Standards Act…

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…