When employees miss work because of inclement weather, sometimes they are given the option to make up that time after regular working hours or on a day usually not worked. When this occurs, employers should pay attention to the workweek.
The regular workweek is Sunday to Saturday. A nonexempt employee missed work on Wednesday because of the snow. If the employee is allowed to make up the time missed rather than using PTO, he or she should first receive supervisor approval. That time would need to be worked before the workweek ends on Saturday night in order to be payable in that same week.
If the employee were to work on Sunday, after the new workweek has begun, that time cannot apply to the previous week. It must apply to the week worked and is subject to overtime.
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