Where do employees stand in terms of payment when extreme weather strikes?

One-off weather events can prevent people turning up for work, yet in strict legal terms there is no obligation to pay them when this happens, writes Katie Ridge

4th March, 2018

As we witnessed last year with Storm Ophelia, and again last week, extreme and severe weather events can have an impact on an employer’s ability to operate their business.

It can affect an organisation’s ability to be able to provide work, and also on an employee’s ability to attend for work. So how does this affect pay?

An organisation’s policy on absence due to bad or inclement weather should...

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