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New Legislation Gives Employers Latitude in Adjusting Employee Pay and Benefits

August 19, 2009 | Christine H. Long
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Reversing its 2002 opinion on the subject, the DLSE issued an opinion letter stating that employers may temporarily reduce the salaries of their exempt employees along with a matching reduction in work schedules during periods where the employer operates shortened workweeks due to economic conditions, without the presumption that such a change destroys the exempt status of those employees.

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