Inclement Weather Policies:
Best HR and Payroll Practices

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In addition to the pandemic, the past year has been the poster child for other disruptive events that play havoc on your pay and attendance policies — blizzards … floods … wildfires  … power outages … tornadoes … hurricanes … extreme heat, etc. All of these force you to deal with unexpected tricky questions like:

  • If you close early due to bad weather, must you still pay employees (exempt and nonexempt) for the full day? What if they come in late or leave early?
  • If the office remains open, but employees can't make it in … can you dock their pay? What if they've exhausted their leave?
  • What are your responsibilities to employees during and after a disaster – including remote employees?
  • And what if you must close for COVID reasons – do employees still get paid?

Don't wait for an emergency to learn answers to questions like these. Now is the time to review your attendance and pay policies to make sure they cover all the bases and comply with the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Inclement Weather Policies: Best HR and Payroll Practices helps you learn exactly what your policy should say for maximum legal protection and flexibility.

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With all the attention on remote employees this year, you still likely have employees in your main workplace. And it’s easy to overlook the messy legal and policy trouble that await Payroll and HR if you don’t plan now.

This timely webinar recording, led by payroll expert Alice Gilman, Esq., the editor of Payroll Legal Alert, will teach you:

  • Who gets paid and who doesn’t—both exempts and nonexempts—when the office closes for the day or shuts down early (you’ll get a handy flowchart!)
  • How to avoid the 5 most common overtime mistakes when bad weather affects nonexempts' working time
  • How paying double time to nonexempts can actually SAVE your company money
  • The law on paying remote employees if they are unable to work due to weather reasons
  • If you need to shut your doors for COVID reasons, must you pay exempt or nonexempt workers for those days?
  • The ins and outs of an effective inclement weather policy, and how to deal with slackers who use bad weather as an excuse to come in late or take too much time off
  • An overview of disaster preparedness that can save the company a bundle in fines for nonpayment of wages
  • How you can support employees who've been through a disaster, including making tax-free cash payments

Never be left wondering, "Are we doing it right?" Inclement Weather Policies will explain how to establish rock-solid, legally safe policies and practices. Get your copy now!



Pat DiDomenico, Editorial Director
Payroll Legal Alert

P.S. Your satisfaction is unconditionally guaranteed. If Inclement Weather Policies fails to meet your needs, we will refund every penny you paid – no hassles, no questions asked.

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About Your Speaker:


Alice Gilman, Esq., is an expert in payroll and tax compliance who has covered payroll issues for more than 26 years. She's written and edited several leading payroll publications, including Payroll Legal Alert, the Research Institute of America's Payroll Guide, the American Payroll Association's Basic Guide to Payroll and the Payroll Manager's Letter.

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