Can my employer dock my pay for being late if I’m a salaried employee?

Asked on September 28, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, South Carolina


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

No, your employer may not dock your pay for being late if you are salaried you must be paid your full daily amount for any day you work, even if you were late, left early, or were otherwise short hours. Your employer may, of course, fire you for being late or suspend, demote, etc., unless you have an employment contract whose terms prevent that.

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