Is a salaried manager expected ro make up a missed day?

My employer closed the business due to a snowstorm, so I did not go into work that day. However, I still had to call all the employees to tell them the store was closed and I also did the schedule for the following week. I was ready and able to go to work but my employer made the choice to close for the day. Now they want me to use vacation time to cover the day or work an extra 10 hour shift in my 50 hour work week.

Asked on March 17, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, New Hampshire

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Yes, a salaried manger can be made to make-up for a lost day a work, even if it was due to no fault of their own. The fact is that absent an employment contract or union agreement to the contrary, vacation time need not be provided, so to the extent that a company chooses to provide it, it has a great deal of say over when it is used. Bottom line, an employer can set the conditions of the workplace much as it sees fit, absent some form of legally actionable discrimination.

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Yes, a salaried manger can be made to make-up for a lost day a work, even if it was due to no fault of their own. The fact is that absent an employment contract or union agreement to the contrary, vacation time need not be provided, so to the extent that a company chooses to provide it, it has a great deal of say over when it is used. Bottom line, an employer can set the conditions of the workplace much as it sees fit, absent some form of legally actionable discrimination.


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