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HR Tip of the Month

If your business operates in a location that is at least occasionally subject to severe weather conditions, it’s a good idea to have a policy on the subject. The major topics you’ll want to address include:

  1. When employees should not attempt to come to the office (e.g., snowy or icy conditions, school closings).
  2. Whether employees will be expected to work from home if the office is closed or they can’t make it in.
  3. How the time off will be paid, if at all. As the employer, you can decide whether employees will have the option of taking unpaid time off or if you will deplete their vacation or paid time off (PTO) bank. But be sure not to take a deduction from exempt employee wages if PTO is unavailable, and don’t require employees to use their protected sick leave if you’re in a state that requires that benefit.

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