When the doc­tor de­cides to close the of­fice on Fri­day, do work­ers get paid?

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have to be paid. When in­clement weather hits and com­pa­nies close as a re­sult, they don’t have to pay hourly work­ers. But some com­pa­nies do be­cause they don’t want to cause hard­ships for their em­ploy­ees.

For ex­empt em­ploy­ees, such as man­agers and pro­fes­sion­als, the sit­u­a­tion is dif­fer­ent. They would have to be paid even if the of­fice closed. Their pay could be docked only if they missed a full day of work for per­sonal rea­sons.

Per­haps some of you could speak to the doc­tor about the hard­ship clos­ing the of­fice would pose for you. Maybe the good doc­tor will de­cide to be in in­stead.

——— ABOUT THE WRITER

Car­rie Ma­son-Draf­fen is a colum­nist for News­day and the au­thor of “151 Quick Ideas to Deal With Dif­fi­cult Peo­ple.” Read­ers may send her email at car­rie. draf­fen­news­day.com.

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