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03-22-2006, 01:56 PM
If a salaried employee has no sick or vacation days left. Do they still get paid for the absent days that they were out?

03-22-2006, 05:21 PM
I assume that by salaried you mean exempt. Salaried is only a pay method and has no force in law by itself.

It depends entirely on the reason they were out, whether they were out for a full day or a partial day, and how many sick days the employer offers.

03-23-2006, 05:48 AM
Company offers 3 sick days. No did not report to work. On any of the days employee was absent. Employee was sick.

03-23-2006, 06:43 AM
Under the law, if an exempt employee misses work due to illness they still have to be paid for it UNLESS the employer offers a reasonable number of paid sick days. It is questionable whether or not three days would be considered a reasonable number. I'd run that one by the US DOL - while "reasonable" is not defined under the statute, it is generally considered to be five or more.

If the employee takes a day off for personal reasons which are not related to their own illness, the employer does not have to pay him whether they have vacation or sick days available or not.

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