Make sure all employees have access to your
‘adverse weather’ policy so they are clear what steps they are required to take
to try to get in to work and how they will be paid in the event they are late
or cannot make it to work at all. If you do not have such a policy you may want
to consider sending an email/letter to employees or making an announcement on
the company’s intranet.
Some employees may not be able to
get to work due to public transport disruptions and others may struggle to find
childcare arrangements if schools have been closed. When considering whether
employees will be paid if they are late or cannot get to work make sure your
approach is consistent.
If possible, try adopting a flexible approach
during periods of adverse weather. Think about whether employees can work from
home using smartphones or laptops or from a different office location if it is
easier to get to. Think about adopting a shorter working day to give employees
more time to get to work and to travel home from work when it is still light