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Sep22

exempt employees and sick time

I have an employee who is salaried. He started working on 9-10. He worked 9/10, 11 & 12. Called in sick 9/13 & 14. Texted his supervisor on the 17th saying he was sick and will not be returning. My question is, do I pay him 8 hours per each day he worked or pay him 5.7 hours per days left in the pay period. 24 hours vs. 34.2 hours??

The U. S. Department of Labor states that you are allowed to make a salary deductions to an exempt employees pay for full day absences due to sickness. The deduction may be made in accordance with a plan, policy or practice of providing wage replacement benefits for such absences (sick policy). For example if the employee was not eligible to participate in the sick leave plan, then the absence does not need to be paid. If you did grant sick time immediately upon hire, then you would need to pay the employee sick days.

Assuming the employee did not have any sick time available, then you are only require to pay the terminating employee for 9/10, 9/11, and 9/12.

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