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