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Pay lost due to sick day?

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  • Pay lost due to sick day?

    I have a question about pay deduction. I work for an employer that deducted money from my paycheck for calling in sick. There is no sick pay benefits or other benefits there at all. I am a salary paid employee. So, my paycheck is the same every two weeks. I noticed that my check was smaller than usual and I confronted my boss. She said she deducted for missing a day of work. I am the only employee there that is paid on a salary basis. I thought I was exempt from losing pay due to sickness because of my salary status. Who is right here? Does anyone know what the law is on this topic? Does an Oregon employer have to pay a salary employee their predetermined salary regardless of sick pay.


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    If the employer does not offer an income replacement plan for sickness, exempt employees cannot be docked pay for an absence due to illness or accident.
    See specifically, paragraph (a)(3)

    However, "salaried" is merely a pay method. The issue is whether you are exempt or nonexempt. What are your job duties?
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