Q & A – Snow absenteeism, what to do?

Question: Some of my employees claim that they could not get to work because of heavy snow. They merely texted to say they would not be in but I am not sure how serious their situations really were. The employees say I must pay them for the days they did not work because they were“ready and willing to work” and it was not their fault they could not get to work. There is no provision in the employees’ employment agreements that... Read More

Q & A – Snow absenteeism – what to do?

We’ve touched on this topic briefly before on our blog, but with more bad weather on the way we’ve had more questions coming through from clients down country wondering how to handle this particular issue.  So, we’ve decided to share a common question that pops up on snow days in case it applies to you:  Question: Some of my employees claim that they could not get to work because of heavy snow. They merely texted to say... Read More

Absenteeism

In the current climate of Rugby World Cup fever and crises caused by natural disasters such as earthquakes, snow and hail, floods and similar, no doubt your organisation is being affected by absenteeism, whether by employee choice or not.   Rugby World Cup Sure, we’d all like to have game day off, but the reality of that is obvious.  Your business would suffer! Many will be put off by the chaos created by game 1, and be tempted by a day on... Read More