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Salary Employee and Holiday Pay

We have one salaried employee and we would like to verify we pay him his regular pay for holidays like Memorial Day and Labor Day?

The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes compensation requirements affecting employees in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments.

Under the FLSA, employees are classified as 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. Non-exempt employees need not be paid for any time not worked, like a company recognized holiday.

Conversely, exempt employees receive a fixed predetermined salary for any week during which work is performed regardless of the quantity or quality of such work. There are limited exceptions to this rule.

Hourly paid and salary are compensation terms. Though a salaried employee is typically exempt under the FLSA, it’s possible for an employee to be salaried non-exempt. So, it’s important to understand the difference.

Let’s assume the employee in question in salaried exempt.

As long as the exempt employee performed work during the week of the holiday, he must be paid his full regular salary for that workweek. There is no requirement to pay a special rate for the holiday.


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