Paying Employees in Bad Weather

There’s a great and very timely piece on Jackson Lewis’ website today about the obligations employers face when it comes to paying employees during times of inclement weather (like the ongoing weather situation in Texas):

[I]s an employer legally obligated to continue paying its employees while the business is closed?

That depends.

Following Hurricanes Ivan, Katrina, Sandy, and others, Jackson Lewis addressed employers’ common questions when such natural disasters strike.

The post, written by principals Jeffrey Brecher, David Block, Richard Greenberg and Daniel Jacobs, the piece delves into the intricacies of paying both exempt and nonexempt employees during a weather distruption, and is well worth a read even if your company isn’t currently experiencing any inclement weather.