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  • Salaried employee question(s) Nebraska

    I was hired as a salaried employee with 5 days vacation and 1 bereavement day...it was explained that salary would work better and not having to clock in and out. So I recently have lost a immediate member of the family and have been in and out of work for a couple of days. Is my compensation adjustable for the times that I have been out? HR wants me to use vacation time to fill in those times when I was out. Please advise.

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    Are you salaried exempt or just salaried (i.e you still get some type of OT wages if you work over 40 hours per week)? Just being asked not to clock in or out and deeming you as "salaried" doesn't mean much. Exemptions are based on job duties not convenience (so it is possible you are misclassified if you are exempt and not paid OT) Either way, wage deductions are limited for time not worked.

    However, your employer can require that you use vacation days/hours to make up for time missed. The law pretty much is just that they have to pay you, and doesn't care from which bucket they pay from. Paid time off is truly at the whim of the employer and none is required by federal wage laws. If you run out of vacation/PTO, and miss a full day due to personal reasons , they can dock your salary for a full day. If it is due to sickness and they have a bonafide sick pay plan and you run out of sick pay, they can dock your salary.

    here are a couple of good links with more explanations:
    http://smallbusiness.chron.com/salar...mpt-24213.html
    http://smallbusiness.chron.com/time-...ees-21710.html

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