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  1. #1
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    Feb 2009

    Furlough for salaried employees

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? CA

    My employer has started a one-week mandatory furlough for all employees for Q2 (i.e., time off work that is unpaid) to avoid layoffs. For salaried/exempt folks, they are making us take the entire week at once - in other words, we cannot take 5 random unpaid days throughout the quarter. Our furlough must be in a one-week (M-F) increment.

    They claim the reason for this is that it is illegal for them to do otherwise for salaried employees - supposedly they cannot NOT pay us for a day when we have worked the rest of that week. But if we don't work for a full week, they don't have to pay us. Is this accurate? Or are they just being lazy (don't want to calculate days off here and there for each employee).

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Philadelphia, PA
    No, your employer is accurate. In most circumstances, an exempt employee must be paid for the entire week if they work any part of the week.

  3. #3
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    Nov 2001
    They are 100% correct.

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