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We opened at noon last week, because of the snow.  An employee had called in sick before this opening late decision was made.  She is an hourly wage earner and thinks she should be paid for the morning hours we were closed, before she uses her sick time for the rest of the day.  We would appreciate your opinion on this.   Thanks very much, John

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If other hourly employees are paid for it than she should be also. If other hourly employees are not paid for it than she should not be.

She needs to be treated the same as other employees no different. If you were closed she could not work sick or not.

We do not pay hourly employees if we are closed for snow day we only pay salaried because we have to by law. We do make them use thier PTO for this salaried and hourly. If they have no PTO or vacation time we still have to pay salaried but we do not have to pay hourly.

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I can answer questions about payroll laws and payroll tax laws and Human Resource laws and agencies. I can answer federal payroll and human resource law questions and most states; I do not have a knowledge of the local taxes for cities and counties within the state. If and when I can I will try and send you the website where you can reference the answer and where you can obtain more information as well as a contact number if needed for that particular agency. Some agencies I have worked with are IRS, Department of Labor (federal and state), Revenue Canada (and provincial governments), Inland Revenue, OSHA (0ccupational Safety and Health Administration); Social Security Administration and National Child Support as well as other agencies in Payroll and Human Resources. Some Laws I am particularly familiar with are FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act), ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act), FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act ) , QDRO's, QMCSO's, and other support orders and garnishments, USERRA (Uniformed Services Employment and Remployment Rights Act,PPA Act (Pension Protection Act of 2006, As well as most other employment type acts. I am also well versed in the Title V Civil Rights Act and the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).

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30 years in Payroll and Human Resources

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SHRM (Society of Human Resources) APA (American Payroll Association) DOLEA (Department of Labor Employers Association) CPA (Canadian Payroll Association) NAPW (National Association of Professional Women) The Mentoring Network

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PHR Certification in Human Resources CPP Certification in Payroll in U.S. Payroll Administrator and Payroll Supervisor certification in Canada

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