Pay Docking

My daughter was docked an hour's pay for being five minutes late. Is this legal in Ohio?

1 answer  |  asked Apr 10, 2002 08:00 AM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

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Neil Klingshirn
Docking pay may run afoul of the overtime and minimum wage laws

As long as your daughter's pay for the week is at least the minimum wage for every hour worked, the employer can dock her pay. However, if the employer is treating her as an exempt employee, meaning she is paid on a salaried basis without overtime, docking her pay for absences of less than a day will cause her to become non-exempt, or entitled to overtime.



posted by Neil Klingshirn  |  Apr 11, 2002 09:17 AM [EST]

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