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Can a salaried exempt employee take a day off?

Can a salaried exempt employee take a day off?

Deductions of pay are permissible under FLSA regulations if your exempt, salaried employees have exhausted their PTO benefits. Of course this should be stated clearly in the employment contract and employee handbook. Deductions are also permissible for personal time taken off, provided it doesn’t involve sickness or disability leave.

When do exempt employees use their PTO hours?

Exempt employees are required to use their PTO hours when they are absent from work for partial or full days. Deductions from accrued PTO are made for partial-day absences of any length.

Can a salaried employee be absent for two full days?

Thus, if an employee is absent for two full days to handle personal affairs, the employee’s salaried status will not be affected if deductions are made from the salary for two full-day absences. However, if an exempt employee is absent for one and a half days for personal reasons, the employer can deduct only for the one full-day absence.

Can a exempt employee be paid on a salary basis?

So-called white collar exempt employees must be paid on a salary basis. With certain exceptions, that means that employers may not dock an exempt worker’s weekly salary. One exception under federal law is for full-day absences for personal reasons, sickness, or disability. California courts have followed this rule.

When do exempt employees not have to be paid?

Subject to exceptions listed below, an exempt employee must receive the full salary for any week in which the employee performs any work, regardless of the number of days or hours worked. Exempt employees do not need to be paid for any workweek in which they perform no work.

What happens to a salaried exempt employee’s vacation time?

Employers may reduce a salaried, exempt employee’s vacation leave allotment for partial day absences, but what happens when an employee has used up their entire vacation leave allotment? Unfortunately, in these situations, an employer’s hand are tied and they must still ensure the employee receives his or her full day’s pay.

What is flex time and do salaried employees qualify?

Flex time offers more than comp time, or PTO for any hours worked above 40]. It also encompasses lenient policies with regard to when employees must work in their offices. The basics are that the employees can choose when and where to work because the employer trusts them enough to make their own choices.

Is there an exemption for overtime for salaried employees?

Just placing an employee on salary does NOT exempt the employer from the overtime pay laws unless the employee’s duties also meet an exemption’s requirements. * The Department of Labor under the Obama Administration increased this salary amount to $913 per week effective 12/1/2016; however, this increase was blocked by a court ruling.