Robin is in charge of the 50-employee Shipping Department at Furniture World. She is treated as an exempt "executive" employee under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, including that she is paid a salary of $950 per week. Furniture World adopts a policy that all supervisory employees:
♦ Are required to keep accurate records of their worktime,
♦ Must work at least 50 hours a week, and
♦ Must make the time up in a later week if they work less than 50 hours in a week.
The supervisors are subject to discipline or discharge if they fail to work at least 50 hours in a week and do not make up the time.
A month after the policy is implemented, Robin has a car problem one morning on the way in and ends up working only 46½ hours for the week. Angrily telling her boss that she has a right to a personal life, Robin refuses to work extra time in a later week to make up the 3½ hours.
Does Furniture World's policy destroy the FLSA "salary basis" of pay required as part of Robin's exempt status?
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