Provided by: Jennifer Kirschenbaum, Esq.
February 3, 2021
What do I do with this week? Do I have to pay for snow days?
Non-exempt employees are not entitled to pay as a result of your office being closed for inclement weather. https://www.labor.ny.gov/workerprotection/laborstandards/faq.shtm#9 Now, that is not the end of our answer. If you request, or without request, employees show up for work, you will likely have an obligation to pay that employee for their time. This answer is also subject to any more restrictive policy you may have implemented through your employee handbook or other applicable policy. You also may have had employees apply sick days or other accrued benefits they have applied.
As with most employment questions, we're swimming in murky water. So, if you have caveats to your circumstances, or questions, ask before acting. You can reach me, Michael or Kieran (516-747-6700 x. 315) to discuss.