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Q&A: Do Exempt Employees Get Their Full Pay for Partial-Week Furloughs?

Yes, salaried exempt employees must be paid their full weekly salary if they do any work during your designated seven-day workweek, including tasks as quick as checking work email or voicemail. As your goal is to save money, be sure the furlough covers the full workweek and that affected exempt employees understand they’re not to do any work while on furlough.

Nonexempt employees, however, only need to be paid for actual hours worked, so single-day or partial-week furloughs can be implemented without worrying about pay implications.

Answer from Sergio, SHRM-CP:
Sergio has over a decade of customer service experience including non-profit, food service, and hotel management. He graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Leadership. In his free time Sergio loves physical fitness, spending time with family, and travelling.

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