A guide to managing your people during adverse weather

The first question on most employer’s minds is whether they are obliged to pay employees if they cannot make it into work. The answer; employees are not automatically entitled to be paid unless their employment contract expressly contains a provision entitling them to be paid on such occasions as bad weather.

That said, it is advisable for employers to consider the advantages of paying employees. Deducting pay may harm morale and result in reduced productivity; not a great position to be in during most businesses’ busiest time of the year. You could offer employees alternative working arrangements, such as home working or flexible hours. These arrangements will seek to maintain staff morale and productivity and reduce any resentment amongst colleagues who do manage to find a way in to work. 

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