Severe and Inclement Weather

With the rise in extreme weather conditions, a company policy on absence due to extreme weather should address the situation where employees are unable to attend work or in the case where it is unsafe to come into work due to the extreme weather conditions. Legally, employers do not have to pay employees for days that they do not work but it is important that businesses factor in custom and practice or contractual clauses that override this. The SFA have put together a guideline on managing these issues during extreme weather conditions and a sample policy that can be downloaded and reworked for your specific business needs. ...

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