Can an employer General Motors take a call in day away from me then not pay out on it until next January?

We had a winter storm and my vehicle became
stuck in ice. General Motors made that day
Saturday a mandatory work day. I called in
but as I was stuck for an hour, I could not reach
the national call in line in time. They now want
to dock me the day as a call in day but dont
want to pay it out until next January. I cannot
find anything in the contract that says they can
do this as a punishment.

Asked on March 19, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Nevada


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

They can't have it both ways: either they treat it as a call-in day or they treat it as a work day. If they treat it as a work day, they should pay you for it during that pay period and cannot delay paying you for close to a year. If they treat it as a call-in day, they should do whatever (and pay whatever) they normally do under their call-in policies (call-in policies are set by each company; there is no general policy in regard to it in the law).

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