Cleaning Up from Hurricane Sandy: Important Employment Issues

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Natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy can create a host of employment challenges for employers, from wage-hour concerns to employee leave and employee safety. As businesses struggle to re-open and resume operations, here are some important employment guidelines to consider.

Are Employers Required to Pay Employees for Missed Work Time Because of a Natural Disaster?

Generally, employers are not required under federal law to pay non-exempt employees for hours not actually worked by them, including absences caused by a natural disaster. The employer has the discretion to allow or require non exempt employees to use paid leave avail-able to them for such absences. However, the employer may be obligated to pay non-exempt employees for hours not worked in the following situations...

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Published In: Administrative Agency Updates, Labor & Employment Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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