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Getting Paid for Snow Days

By February 5, 2014

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SnowWhen the weather forecast calls for snow, concerns about what to do when you can't get to work and whether you'll get paid if your office closes is an issue for many workers.

If you are lucky, you may be able to work from home. If you do have to go in, are you entitled to get paid if your company closes because of the weather or if you can't make it into to work because of snow or other weather issues? There are several factors involved, including whether you are an exempt or non-exempt employee, federal and state law, and company policy.

The Department of Labor issues opinion letters which provide guidance for employers to follow in paying exempt employees (who are exempt from overtime pay requirements) during periods of inclement weather. The guidelines are different based upon whether the company is closed because of the weather or whether the company is open and the employee opts to stay home.

Here's more on pay for snow days and information on when you may get paid for weather-related absences from work.

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