The Practical Employer

Do You Know What to Do When Severe Weather Strikes Your Workplace? #Sandy

Do you know what to do with your workers when a weather event such as Superstorm Sandy aims for your workplace?

I don’t know if you’ve heard, but there this little storm named Sandy trekking toward the mid-Atlantic and New England.

The storm is so potentially dangerous that the National Weather Service is sending out passive-aggressive warnings, just in case people are thinking of riding it out: “If you are reluctant, think about your loved ones, think about the emergency responders who will be unable to reach you when you make the panicked phone call to be rescued, think about the rescue/recovery teams who will rescue you if you are injured or recover your remains if you do not survive.”

Do you know what to do with your workers when a weather event such as Sandy aims for your workplace?

Two winters ago, I offered five suggestions for your workplace extreme weather policy, including how to handle issues such as attendance, wage and hour, and telecommuting.

In light of this week’s storm of apparently historical proportions, I thought it best to revisit that post: Do you have a severe weather policy?

Written by Jon Hyman, a partner in the Labor & Employment group of Kohrman Jackson & Krantz. For more information, contact Jon at (216) 736-7226 or jth@kjk.com.