Must Employees Get Paid for Bad Weather Shutdowns?

Are businesses required to pay employees during bad weather shutdowns?   Many companies have faced an emergency shutdown due to severe weather, so it is important to know whether you need to pay employees during those shutdowns.  Pay requirements differ by employee classification and by state law. Bad Weather Pay Procedures:  Do you pay employees during an …

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Must Employees Get Paid for Bad Weather Shutdowns?

Are businesses required to pay employees during bad weather shutdowns?   Many companies have faced an emergency shutdown due to severe weather, so it is important to know whether you need to pay employees during those shutdowns.  Pay requirements differ by employee classification and by state law. Bad Weather Pay Procedures:  Do you pay employees during an …

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Must Employees Get Paid for Bad Weather Shutdowns?

Are businesses required to pay employees during bad weather shutdowns?   Many companies have faced an emergency shutdown due to severe weather, so it is important to know whether you need to pay employees during those shutdowns.  Pay requirements differ by employee classification and by state law. Bad Weather Pay Procedures:  Do you pay employees during an …

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Must Employees Get Paid for Bad Weather Shutdowns?

Are businesses required to pay employees during bad weather shutdowns?   Many companies have faced an emergency shutdown due to severe weather, so it is important to know whether you need to pay employees during those shutdowns.  Pay requirements differ by employee classification and by state law. Bad Weather Pay Procedures:  Do you pay employees during an …

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Are Employee Breaks Required?

Must an Employer give all employees a break?  Do you have to give your employees a rest break every 4 hours?  How long does the break have to be?  Are breaks paid time or unpaid?  As an employer, you need to be aware of what is required of you, or risk a lawsuit for violating Wage …

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How often should employees get paid?

How often am I required to pay a non-exempt, hourly employee?  A business can get into trouble if they do not pay their staff as often as the law requires.  Some states require pay only once a month, others require it twice a month.  In some states, the rules even differ depending on the occupation.  As an …

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What should I pay? Salary vs. Hourly

Employee Classifications: This is a big question for most employers.  Do I pay employees a salary or an hourly wage?  To decide the answer, you first must determine if the person can qualify as Exempt or not: Non-Exempt/ Hourly: Most employees fall into this group.  They are paid at an hourly rate.  Such employees are …

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Do I have to pay employees in a hurricane shutdown?

Do you pay employees during an emergency closure due to a hurricane?  When bad weather or a natural disaster occurs, a business can be forced to close down for a time.  The closure might be caused by current weather conditions (high winds, flooding, etc.), or the closure could be caused by the results of the …

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What is the deadline for issuing Form W-2s to my employees?

Employers need to "furnish" employee W-2 forms by January 31st.  That means that the forms must be properly addressed and mailed before that due date.  You can also hand them out in person by that date.  Failure to furnish the W-2 forms by the deadline can result in fines. Must the Form W-2 report the value of …

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When do you pay overtime?

When does overtime (OT) start?  40 hours in a week or 8 hours in a day?  Federal law states that an employer usually must pay time-and-a-half (1.5) after 40 hours in a week.  There are a few exceptions to this rule for certain industries (like farm laborers) and certain positions (exempt, salaried employees).  State Laws: …

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