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Employee Leave of Absence and Pay Issues During Winter Weather [infographic]

It's January, and much of the country is experiencing winter weather. This means snow storms and icy driving conditions. So what does this mean to employers and their employees? This HR.BLR.com infographic breaks out the statistics.

It's January, and much of the country is experiencing winter weather. This means snow storms and icy driving conditions. So what does this mean to employers and their employees? This HR.BLR.com infographic breaks out the statistics.

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) ensures that employee rights are respected and that they are rightfully paid when lawfully entitled. But do you have to pay workers if business closes due to weather conditions? It depends on the situation. If the employee is exempt, chances are you'll be covering their pay, regardless of hours worked. If they're nonexempt, then a closed business means lost hours for the employee.

What happens if you have an employee who is gone under the Family & Medical Leave Act? You'll still need to pay them. Unless the employee is on leave using increments of less than one week, it's likely they'll be entitled to the same pay and benefits that would apply if they were in the office that day.

Check out the infographic below for more insights on employee leave of absence and pay issues during winter weather.

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