NJ Labor And Employment Law

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Snow Emergencies And Employee Compensation

January 28, 2015 | Comments Off on Snow Emergencies And Employee Compensation
Posted by Ari Burd

Thanks to the recent snow event, businesses throughout New Jersey were closed. Employers will now have to ask themselves, which of their workers, if any, are entitled to be paid for the snow day.

If your employee is a non-exempt employee (entitled to overtime), the answer is usually straight forward. New Jersey State law does not require employers to pay employees for time not actually worked. If your workers are now required to work more than 40 hours during the week to make up for lost time, you will still be required to provide overtime compensation for all time worked over 40 hours.

If your employee is an exempt employee, (not entitled to receive overtime), the answer is more complicated. To determine compensation owed, you must consider, any established policies or agreements, the length of the business closure, whether the employee is entitled to vacation benefits as well as other issues.

If you have questions or concerns regarding how compensation must be handled for your business, please contact the GH&C Labor and Employment Department.


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