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Thank you for the information and your question. The employees who are non-exempt (paid an hourly wage) are not legally entitled, either under Florida nor Federal law, to be paid for any hours not worked. So, unless the employee uses a paid vacation day or the employer has offered to pay for any time missed due to Irma, or any other shut down, those employees are not entitled to be paid. On the other hand, if the employee is an exempt salaried employee who is not entitled to overtime pay, then the employer must pay them for the missed day since it was not voluntary and not due to a disciplinary issue. That is because exempt employees are paid the same regardless of the number of hours they work, which are usually substantially over 40 hours week.
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