Do I still have to pay my staff if they can’t get to work due to bad weather

You do not have to pay your staff if they fail to attend work or if they are late due to bad weather. The fact that their absence is not their fault does not mean that you have to pay them. You only have to pay your staff if they are ready, willing and able for work. However you do need to be sure that there is no provision in their contract of employment regarding this.

This is the letter of the law, however you may wish to consider making provision for your staff if they have problems with public transport or child care. There may be options in adjusting their working hours or allowing them to work from home.

Filled Under: Pay Posted on: 25th August 2020

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