Tag: absences due to bad weather

Holiday season and winter weather: employer mini survival kit

by Shawntel Hebert The month of December is here, and depending on your industry, you may find your company in a very busy or fairly slow period. Whether you’re busy or slow, December also brings holiday festivities and the onset of winter weather. In the midst of planning for holiday staffing and preparing for inclement […]

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Getting hiring right: Risks abound when searching for the right hire

When work piles up, it’s tempting to find somebody—anybody—to bring on board. But many times bringing on the wrong person is worse than going shorthanded. Employers can reduce the risk, however, but it takes patience—a quality an overworked employer may have trouble mustering.   Monster Worldwide, Inc. in May announced results of a survey showing that […]

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Employee wage, time off, and benefit issues that arrive with winter storms

by Leanne Mehrman, Sal Simao, and Joanna Rich Much of the country suffered through punishing storms this past winter, and it has already started again. While fresh snowfall on a crisp winter day can be a beautiful thing, snowy and icy driving conditions are usually a little less charming, especially for employers whose employees aren’t […]

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When Weather Affects Your Business and Employees

Raise your hand if your business has not been disrupted by the weather in 2011. In the past two months, large parts of the Southeast and Midwest have been reeling from record numbers of devastating tornadoes; the West Coast had tsunami warnings following the earthquake in Japan; and the Mississippi River and its tributaries have […]

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Pay, Time Off Issues for Office Closings Due to Inclement Weather

by Susan W. Kline With winter weather upon us, including snowy and icy road conditions, employers are faced with the prospect of lost time when employees can’t or don’t report to work because of inclement weather. Not only do absences due to bad weather reduce productivity, but they also raise a number of issues about […]

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