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Sample Safe Harbor Policy

Reference Number: MTAS-938
Tennessee Code Annotated
Reviewed Date: August 01, 2016
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It is the city's policy to comply with applicable wage and hour laws and regulations. The improper pay deduction specified in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations § 541.603 may not be made from the pay of employees who are subject to the salary basis test under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

If you believe that any deduction has been made from your pay that is inconsistent with your salaried status, you should immediately contact ___________________ at ___________________.

Every complaint will be resolved within a reasonable time given all the facts and circumstances. If an investigation reveals that you were subjected to an improper deduction from pay, you will be reimbursed, and the city will take whatever action it deems necessary to ensure compliance with the salary basis test in the future.