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Paying An Employee for Snow Day?

Provided by:  Jennifer Kirschenbaum, Esq.

February 3, 2021

Question: 

Hi Jennifer, 

What do I do with this week?  Do I have to pay for snow days?

Thanks, 
S


Answer:

Non-exempt employees are not entitled to pay as a result of your office being closed for inclement weather.  https://www.labor.ny.gov/workerprotection/laborstandards/faq.shtm#9  Now, that is not the end of our answer.  If you request, or without request, employees show up for work, you will likely have an obligation to pay that employee for their time.  This answer is also subject to any more restrictive policy you may have implemented through your employee handbook or other applicable policy.  You also may have had employees apply sick days or other accrued benefits they have applied.  

As with most employment questions, we're swimming in murky water.  So, if you have caveats to your circumstances, or questions, ask before acting.   You can reach meMichael or Kieran  (516-747-6700 x. 315) to discuss.  

 


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Paying An Employee for Snow Day?-February 3, 2021-Jennifer Kirschenbaum

Article

Paying An Employee for Snow Day?

Provided by:  Jennifer Kirschenbaum, Esq.

February 3, 2021

Question: 

Hi Jennifer, 

What do I do with this week?  Do I have to pay for snow days?

Thanks, 
S


Answer:

Non-exempt employees are not entitled to pay as a result of your office being closed for inclement weather.  https://www.labor.ny.gov/workerprotection/laborstandards/faq.shtm#9  Now, that is not the end of our answer.  If you request, or without request, employees show up for work, you will likely have an obligation to pay that employee for their time.  This answer is also subject to any more restrictive policy you may have implemented through your employee handbook or other applicable policy.  You also may have had employees apply sick days or other accrued benefits they have applied.  

As with most employment questions, we're swimming in murky water.  So, if you have caveats to your circumstances, or questions, ask before acting.   You can reach meMichael or Kieran  (516-747-6700 x. 315) to discuss.  

 


Looking for the KK Healthcare Exchange?  Click Here. 

MISSED OUR RECENT WEBINARS?  CLICK HERE ANYTIME!
Looking for HIPAA and compliance forms?  
Click here to visit our website.
Have a question or comment for Jennifer?
Contact Jennifer at Jennifer@Kirschenbaumesq.com or  at (516) 747-6700 x. 302.
Interested in having Jennifer speak at an event or
at a residency/fellowship program?
Contact Jennifer directly at (516) 747-6700 x. 302 or at Jennifer@Kirschenbaumesq.com
Click here to learn about
K&K's Prepaid Legal Audit/Investigation Defense Now!