If My Office Is Closed For Snow, Do I Get Paid?

Snowstorm in Finland

Winter marches on! With the historic storm system hitting the South and heading to the Northeast this week, now is a good time to discuss what happens to your pay when your office is closed.

Whether you're entitled to be paid when the office is closed depends on whether you are "exempt" salaried or not.If you're salaried, it doesn't necessarily mean you're exempt from the requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Many employers misclassify employees to avoid paying overtime. In the case of weather and emergency closings, it's probably better to be exempt.