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    I am a full-time exempt salaried employee. My company is requring us to work 8-hour days Saturday and Sunday to conduct inventory- without pay.

    They have warned that I will be terminated if I fail to work the weekend.

    Can they do this? What are my options?

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    Originally posted by krebsaudio View Post
    I am a full-time exempt salaried employee. My company is requring us to work 8-hour days Saturday and Sunday to conduct inventory- without pay.

    They have warned that I will be terminated if I fail to work the weekend.

    Can they do this? What are my options?
    You're exempt, therefore ALL the hours that you work are included in your paycheck. And, yes, you can be terminated for not showing up to work.
    Please no private messages about your situation.

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      That is correct. I don't know where so many people get the idea that an exempt employee is only paid for x hours and any hours beyond that are unpaid, but an exempt employee's salary covers ALL hours worked, no matter how many or how few.

      There are NO circumstances under which an exempt employee is entitled by law to additional compensation over and above their regular salary.
      The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by krebsaudio View Post
        What are my options?
        Your options are to work the time or not work the time & get terminated.
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