A Wage And Hour Winter Wonderland

Law360, New York (February 9, 2011, 6:18 PM EST) -- As demonstrated by the recent storms that stranded travelers across the country, winter is in full swing. In dealing with disruptions caused by heavy rain, sleet and snow, employers also should prepare themselves to handle payroll issues that result from winter storms.

Indeed, although federal law has no such requirements, some states have "reporting time pay" laws that require nonexempt employees be paid a minimum amount whenever the employee reports to work as required or requested by the employer, even if no work is provided. The...
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