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My employer has offered to let me take an unlimited number of days off due to inclement weather in the winter and if school days are needed to be

Asked on July 10, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Michigan

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SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

No, while it is possibly well-intentioned, it is not legal: employees must be paid for all time they work. Certainly, your employer can give you the flexibility to take time off if you later make up the time, but then you will be paid for the time. Example: you take three days off for inclement weather during the winter, so you are not paid for the missed days. You then work three days in the summer to make up that time--you then (when you do the work) have to be paid for it.


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