HR Management & Compliance

Hurricanes, Floods, and Other Disasters Don’t Stop Employers’ Legal Obligations in the Workplace

Just because a disaster affects your organization doesn’t mean your legal obligations in the workplace are put on hold. With (1) Hurricane Earl barreling toward the East Coast and at least two more hurricanes behind it, (2) another oil rig accident in the Gulf of Mexico, and (3) a terrible hostage situation at the Discovery Channel’s headquarters, it’s a good time to check your disaster plan and make sure your company is ready for the legal obligations it will face before, during, and after a major emergency situation.

Here are a few related articles from Louisiana Employment Law Letter — written after the attorney editors themselves were displaced from their New Orleans offices by Hurricane Katrina. The latter two articles focus on what the editors helped clients deal with before and after Katrina.

Find more about dealing with disasters in the workplace in Workplace Catastrophes: An Employer’s Guide to Workplace Violence, Terrorism, and Natural Disasters