Do I Get Paid If We're Closed For The Blizzard?

You get the good news that your office is closed due to the big (if not as big as expected) blizzard and you don't need to cross country ski your way in. While it's great to have a snow day, it's tough if you're living from paycheck to paycheck. Do you get paid if the office is closed due to snow?

Whether you're entitled to be paid when the office is closed depends on whether you are "exempt" salaried or not. I normally say it's best to be hourly so you can get overtime pay. Many employers intentionally misclassify employees to avoid paying overtime. While it's great to get overtime pay, in the case of weather and emergency closings, it's probably better to be exempt. Here's what you need to know about getting paid during a weather closing: