Re: legal experts: salaried exempt vs. non-exempt employees
I am a salary exempt employee. Our work periods are 2 weeks (80 Hours) and we have "time off" (personal days, holidays, or vacation) automatically deducted from our balance for any time period that is under 80 hours. While this seems "fishy" at first I could care less as the 80 hour time-card gives me all sorts of flexibility to take time off as needed (1/2 day here 1/2 day there) without dipping into "time off" days. (I can also telecommute on a limited basis - like on snow days).
From what I understand, my manager would have the discretion to pay me for 80 hours even if I only worked 60, however, to my knowledge this has never been done at our site.
I work for a large employer who would be insanely foolish to be breaking the law in such matters, so I am pretty comfortable in saying this is legal in Ohio.