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Employment Law

Emergency Shutdowns and Employee Compensation

In the face of acute weather-related conditions or other emergencies, how do you pay your employees during emergency shutdowns? Here's all you have to know.


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In the middle of one of the worst hurricane seasons in recorded history, our firm was receiving questions across our offices about how to handle pay for emergency shutdowns in the middle of a day, extended company closings, and planned or unplanned late openings. With ice storm and blizzard season around the corner, I have summarized some of these pay considerations. Always keep in mind the basic principle that employees always must be paid for all time actually worked.

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