Inclement Weather Policies:
Best HR and Payroll Practices for 2019 & 2020

Inclement Weather Policies

Winter is coming – and that can mean messy legal and payroll trouble if your HR policies aren't in shape.

Important: This is NOT just a snow issue. Historic hurricanes have pounded the country in recent years. Storms, floods, power outages, fires, tornadoes and extreme heat can also play havoc with your pay and attendance policies.

Disruptive events like these will force you to deal with 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 – must they receive their full pay?
  • Can you make them take vacation or other paid time off?
  • 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?

Don't wait for a weather 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 bad-weather bases and comply with the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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Join us Thursday, November 7, for Inclement Weather Policies: Best HR and Payroll Practices for 2019 & 2020. In just 75 minutes, you'll learn exactly what your inclement weather policy should say for maximum legal protection and flexibility.

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

  • The three exceptions to the rule that exempts' pay can never be docked … and how those exceptions come into play when weather forces unplanned absences and closings
  • 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 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

Plus, you'll be able to pose your weather-related questions to a true expert in payroll and legal matters.

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



Adam P. Goldstein, Publisher
Payroll Legal Alert

book coverP.S. Early Registration Bonuses. The first 50 people to register will receive two reports: 1) Our Inclement Weather: Policies & Practices white paper, which includes a sample inclement weather policy and a handy flowchart to help you decide who gets paid – both exempts and nonexempts – when the office closes for the day or shuts down early. 2) Our Employee Leave Mini-Library, a collection of five special reports, is your roadmap to compliance and legal protection. You'll find expert guidance on mastering absenteeism and sick leave, FMLA intermittent leave, pregnancy/maternity leave, vacation scheduling and workers' comp leave.

Payroll Legal Alert websiteP.P.S. Extra Added Bonus. You'll also get a full month of access to – our exclusive, members-only website. Our helpful articles, forms, tables and charts will help you improve every aspect of your payroll operation – and your website also includes the comprehensive Payroll Compliance Handbook. So that you continue to benefit from, we'll continue your access automatically for just $89 per quarter, until you tell us "no, thanks" – your choice.

100% GuaranteeP.P.P.S. We promise you'll be satisfied. If Inclement Weather Policies fails to meet your needs, we will instantly refund 100% of your tuition. Your course materials, early registration bonuses and website access will be yours to keep. No hassles, no questions asked.

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About Your Speaker:

Alice Gilman

Alice Gilman

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 Business Management Daily's Payroll Legal Alert, the Research Institute of America's Payroll Guide, Prentice Hall's American Payroll Association's Basic Guide to Payroll and the Payroll Manager's Letter. She's also the editor of Business Management Daily's Payroll Compliance Handbook and The Complete FLSA Compliance Kit.


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  • Thursday, November 7th
  • 1 - 2:15 p.m. ET
  • 10 - 11:15 a.m. PT

Since this is a webinar, you and your entire staff can attend in the comfort of your office or conference room for one low price! You may include as many people as you wish while listening on a single phone line or computer. Contact us for multi-site discounts.