Question: A blizzard has been forecast for the North Pole. One of the elves (Jingle) would like to leave the workshop early to get home safely since he travels by ice floe. Does Santa need to pay Jingle for the entire day?

Answer: If Jingle is nonexempt (paid hourly) and leaves the workshop prior to the end of the elf workday, then Santa would only need to pay for the time that Jingle actually worked. However if Jingle is an exempt employee, then Santa would need to pay him for the entire day.