Travel Uncertainty May Lead to Holiday Chaos for Employers

Posted in : HR Updates on 1 June 2010
Helen O'Brien
Personnel and Training Services
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In April and May 2010 many people were affected by the disruption caused by volcanic ash. With the main holiday season looming and experts warning of the possibility of continued disruptions, employers may find themselves faced with a number of common problems. The following guidance may be useful for employer’s facing these issues.

1. Have a clear policy in place

Employer’s would be advised to ensure that employee’s who are due to take holiday are aware of the company’s absence policy and reporting systems so that if their travel plans are disrupted unexpectedly, they are aware of what to do.

For those that are delayed, the employer should request that the employee

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This article is correct at 06/08/2015

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Helen O'Brien
Personnel and Training Services

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