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Florida Minimum Shift Schedule

It is still correct that Florida does not require a minimum hours of pay if an employee is sent home early?

Florida has regulations that mirror the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting employees in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments.

There is no requirement under the FLSA that an employee must receive a minimum number hours of pay in a single workday.

It’s important to consider compensation guidelines set forth under the FLSA.

Under the FLSA, employees are either non-exempt or exempt. Non-exempt employees must be paid for all hours worked and are subject to overtime and minimum wage requirements prescribed by the FLSA. Conversely, exempt employees receive a fixed predetermined salary each workweek and are excluded from overtime pay provisions.

Non-exempt employees need not be paid for time not actually worked. Thus, if a non-exempt employee is sent home early there is no legal requirement to compensate the employee beyond the actual hours he worked. Most employees that would be sent home early in typical work environments are most likely classified as non-exempt.

Exempt employees, on the other hand, must receive their full salary for any workweek during which work is performed. Deductions from an exempt employee’s salary for absences occasioned by the employer, i.e. being sent home early, are not permissible, assuming the employee performed some work during the workweek.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 at 9:18 pm and is filed under
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