Payroll HR Tip of the Week, sponsored by Highflyer Payroll: Pay guideline for salaried exempt employees

What is the minimum amount of time that a salaried exempt employee must work to be paid for the entire day?

If an exempt employee does any work, they must be paid for the full day—there is no minimum. For example, if an employee worked the first 20 minutes of their usual 8-hour day, then had to go home to deal with a flooding basement, they would be entitled to their full pay for that day. You may, however, have the option of using an employee’s paid time off to fill in the gap. Click here to learn more.