Tag: office closures

If you are inclined to believe “Punxsutawney Phil,” we’re in for another six weeks of wintry weather. When the groundhog emerged from his dwelling at Gobbler’s Knob in west-central Pennsylvania on February 2nd, he did not see his shadow. Let’s all hope for an early spring while we stay vigilant for more bad weather. Super…

Question: Are there legal requirements regarding communication to employees during inclement weather conditions? Answer: There are no federal or state laws that define how a company must manage its policy on notifying employees of office closure. Each company will be responsible for setting its own policy and ensuring that employees are provided with a reliable source of…

Question: Does a company have to allow employees to work from home (exempt or nonexempt) if the office is closed due to bad weather? Answer: No, employers do not need to allow employees to work from home, regardless of their FLSA status (exempt or nonexempt). The employer can make those decisions based upon the work that can…