Q If an employee, either salaried or hourly, is suspended “with pay” and does not report to work, should he be paid for that time? If the board then suspends him “without pay,” is he still entitled to payment for the time under mayoral suspension “with pay?”

A Regardless as to their classification as an hourly or salaried employee, municipal employees who have been “suspended with pay” are entitled to the hourly wage or salary that has accrued during the period of suspension, including benefits. Likewise, in the event that the board of aldermen takes action to suspend a municipal employee “without pay,” the employee is entitled to his/her compensation, including benefits, during the period of suspension with pay, but not during the period of
suspension without pay. (Attorney General’s Opinion to Ballard dated February 18, 2011)