I am a salary employee and my boss makes me work 6 days a week. If I take time off he docks my pay but when I work over he does not pay me more. Is this legal?

I asked for a Saturday off and my boss told me he would re-figure my salary for
the week, but when I work over shifts he does not pay me more. Is this legal if
I am a salary employee?

Asked on September 13, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Illinois


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

If your salary is based on working six days a week, then if you miss a day, your employer may reduce your week's salary by 1/6th. Salaried workers do not lose pay for working part of a day (i.e. for missing some hours one day), *but* if the miss an entire day normally worked by them, they can lose one day's worth of pay.

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