Paying absent staff in wake of Ophelia

While getting an unexpected day off work may have been welcome to some workers during the storm, getting paid for that day is another matter

19th November, 2017

In the wake of recent major weather events like Storm Ophelia, one of the questions employers will have to grapple with is whether they are obliged to pay employees who were unable to attend work.

To some extent, the storm caught the country by surprise and many employees arrived at work on Monday to discover that bus, rail and tram services would cease within a matter of hours, potentially stranding them. Other employees elected not...

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