Can an employer refuse to pay a salaried employee if a day of work is missed?

Asked on March 13, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Wisconsin


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

The employer may lawfully not pay the salaried employee for that day (unless the employee had and used form of paid time off, such as a vacation day)--while salaried employees may not be docked for minutes or hours that are missed, they do not have to be paid for entire days they miss. However, the employee should get the rest of his or  her paycheck.

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