Ask Fran: COVID-19
Can we reduce the wages and hours of our exempt salaried employees?
Yes, but be careful. On a federal level you do not want to reduce the wages below the exempt salary requirement. Some states require that you provide an employee with a written document outlining the change of rate and hours. You would want to get a signed copy for the personnel file. State wage & hour rules frequently require that you pay a salaried employee for the full pay period if they work any hours in that pay period.
Look before you leap!!
…Look for tomorrow’s COVID-19 Q&A
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Fran Lefavour has been in the Human Resources field for over 30 years, 24 of those years as a consultant to small businesses in New England. She is viewed as an expert in the area of workers’ compensation case management and frequently speaks to groups regarding claims management, reducing workers’ compensation costs and other Human Resource topics.