Snow, ice and extreme temperatures continue to plunge the UK into chaos, meaning that HR and employers have more people-related challenges than usual regarding: absence and attendance, pay, leave, health and safety and the rights of their staff.
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Up-to-date information and guidance on employment issues during severe weather: including snow, floods and heat waves, is available here.
This page collates all content from Personnel Today, XpertHR and beyond, relevant to the freezing weather across Britain and how employers are coping.Latest snow news and blogs
- Is an employer required to pay employees who arrive late or do not arrive at all due to disruptions to public transport?
- If an employer closes its business because disrupted public transport prevents employees from attending work does it have to pay its employees?
- If an employer’s business is closed because of, for example, flooding, is it obliged to pay its employees?
- Can an employer require its employees to take holiday at a particular time?
- Is there a minimum workplace temperature below which employees cannot be expected to work?
Discussions about the snow from HR Space
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