Oklahoma Business Law: My employer sent me home early. Am I entitled to be paid for the time I was scheduled to work?

Q:  My employer sent me home early. Am I entitled to be paid for the time I was scheduled to work?

A:  Probably not as employers are only required to pay non-exempt employees for actual times worked. However, exempt employees must typically be paid their full salary irrespective of the time actually worked. For more information about exempt employees contact your nearest U.S. Department of Labor office.

Source: Oklahoma Department of Labor

Posted by Shawn Roberts

On this blog, I write about and try to answer practical Oklahoma legal questions. My focus and most experience is in estate planning and business issues including Oklahoma non-compete law. I make a living as an attorney in the law firm I founded, Cazes Roberts, PLLC in Oklahoma City. I live in Edmond with wife Amy and my two children, Sam (17) and David (9). We live precisely in the path of where the "wind comes sweeping down the plains."