At times, emergencies such as severe weather, fires, power failures, or earthquakes, can disrupt company operations. In extreme cases, these circumstances may require the closing of a work facility and employees will be sent home or notified not to report to work.
This decision makes sense from a company perspective and often the company views that they should not have to pay for the employees being sent home since no work was performed.
However, the employees view it differently. After safety, their secondary concern is whether they will be paid for the day and if not, how can they make up the day of income that they missed.
We’re interested, how do you treat your employees in situations of weather emergencies. Are they paid? What happens if your business is open but they are late or do not make it to work at all? Do you have a written policy in place?
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