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Aug27

Federal/AZ Law – Salaried employee paid for full day even though full day not worked.

Is there a federal or Arizona state law regarding paying a salaried employee for a full 8 hour day even though the employee may not have worked the full 8 hours that day?

Yes, if the salaried employee is exempt. Under the federal FLSA or Fair Labor Standards Act, an exempt (salaried) employee must be paid for the full work day, if the employee works any part of the day. Even if the employee works only a few minutes, the employee must be paid for the full day. The FLSA requires that to be exempt, an employee must be paid the same amount every week, regardless of the quantity or quality of work. (The FLSA makes exceptions when an exemt employee misses a full day of work.)

Note, however, that some salaried employees are not exempt employees. They are paid a salary simply to make processing payroll easier. Non-exempt employees are entitled to overtime when they work more than 40 hours per week, and may be docked when they work fewer hours per week. Exempt employees are entitled to the same salary whether they work 20 hours per week or 80 hours per week.

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  2. James Says:

    Would salary employees in arizona be able to be forced to work fifty hours plus even if there store is up and running smoothly.

  3. Caitlin Says:

    Hi James! Yes. There is no standard 40-hour work week for an exempt salaried employee. The employer can require him or her to work 50, 60 or even 100 hours each week with no additional compensation. HTH, and thanks for reading the blogs!~Caitlin

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  5. Caitlin Says:

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