Q: Does my employer owe me back pay? And are they taking advantage of “salary” status incorrectly?
I get paid a base “salary” (my pay checks say salary) of $545 a week. (After tax it amounts to about $450) I work 50 hours a week, no lunch. And don’t get overtime due to the “salary”, however if I miss a day, I am docked over $100 per day missed in that week. Can they do that? Also as of Jan. 1st 2020, the base salary was increased to $684 correct? We do receive bonuses but they are rare (suppose to go off of our sales for the week, but we never surpass the base amount.)
A: I would reach out to an employment law attorney in your state for a consultation. In 2020, the Fair Labor Standards Act changed and required employers to pay employees a salary of at least $684 per week. In some circumstances, employers can deduct from your salary for a full day of work that was missed, but not for a partial day.
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