Storm Ophelia: Employee absences due to unforeseen weather events

Posted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 17 October 2017
Harry Wall
Ronan Daly Jermyn
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In light of the recent disruption caused to businesses by Storm Ophelia, how do I handle employee absences due to unforeseen weather events in future?

Unanticipated environmental-related events will invariably arise from time to time.  Many people will recall the “double-whammy” of the eruption of the unpronounceable Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull in the summer of 2010 creating unexpected headaches for employers and stranded employees alike, while the prolonged sub-zero temperatures and heavy snowfall later that same year produced further travel disruption, this time on the domestic front.

From a strict legal standpoint, there is no obligation to pay employees when they are

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Harry Wall
Ronan Daly Jermyn

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