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FLSA requirements when the office remains open in inclement weather

If the business remains open but employees cannot get to work because of the weather, consider the following:

  • You will need to consider your attendance policies and practices in determining what flexibility to give employees as it relates to attendance.
  • You may encourage employees to car pool or assist them in establishing alternative methods of transportation to get to work.
  • You do not need to pay nonexempt employees if they perform no work.
  • For exempt employees, if the business remains open but an employee cannot get to work because of the weather, you can deduct an exempt employee’s salary for a full day’s absence taken for personal reasons without jeopardizing the employee’s exempt status.
  • You cannot, however, deduct an exempt employee’s salary for less than a full-day’s absence without jeopardizing the employee’s exempt status.
  • For more information, contact us.
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