Deducting for unpaid time off -- Exempt Employees
Just when I need a quick answer I can't find the guidelines for deducting unpaid vacation time off from exempt employees. Can someone help?
We have a policy that we don't allow folks to take paid vacation time beyond what they have accrued. Unofficially we will let them carry a small balance that can be made up in a pay period or two. An exempt employee is traveling oversees and charged 59 more hours of vacation than he has accrued. He has given us permission to deduct the time from his next pay check.
I think the regs say that we can deduct a full day's time but cannot deduct partial days, so I am proposing to deduct pay for 4 hrs, x 14 days (he works half time, hence the 4) which would be 56 hours, from his next biweekly paycheck, and also restore that to his overextended vacation account. Does that sound right?