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HR Tip: Pay for employees in bad weather

When it comes to paying employees who can't come to work because the business is shut down due to bad weather the rule is simple with hourly employees--you don't have to pay them. It gets a bit more complicated with salaried employees. According to the DOL guidelines:

Click here to read the DOL opinion letter.

Here is an excellent summary created by the Society for Human Resource Management so you can see the law in your state.

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