O for Oh, the Weather

Posted in : Essential Guide to Employment Contracts on 27 October 2011
Kiera Lee
Mills Selig
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Kiera Lee, writes:

1. ‘O’ the weather outside is frightful!

The recent drop in temperatures (not to mention the floods on both sides of the border) is a reminder that employers need to prepare for the inclement weather and the impact it might have on their business. A survey by the Federation of Small Businesses following a cold spell at the end of 2010 showed that 1 in 7 of its members’ employees failed to make it to work for at least one day as a result of snow. Making sure employees know where they stand in these circumstances will hopefully avoid disputes.

2. Do I have to pay employees who don’t turn up?

The starting point is that there is no obligation to pay employees who are not able to

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Kiera Lee
Mills Selig

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