According to the law, “Salaried employees are paid the same amount each week no matter how much work they do or how many hours they work. They must receive a full salary for any week in which they perform any work “without regard to the number of days or hours worked.”
According to a Department of Labor interpretation, “An employee is not paid on a salary basis if the employer makes deductions from the predetermined salary, for example, for absences caused by the employer or because of the operating requirements of the business. If the employee is ready, willing and able to work, deductions may not be made for time when work is not available.”
Salaried Workers Rights
Despite what many employees have been led to believe, salaried employees can be victims of unfair wages the same as hourly employees. By definition, “Salary basis” means the employee’s compensation may not be reduced because of:
- Lack of work
- Variations in the “quality or quantity of the work performed”, or
- Disciplinary reasons except penalties imposed “for infractions of safety rules of major significance”
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