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Inclement Weather Pay Policies

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At some point all businesses must address inclement weather and its impact on the workforce. What many employers do not realize, however, is that inclement weather policies, if not prepared properly, can lead to violations of state and federal wage and hour laws, occupational safety and health requirements, and other employment laws and regulations.

In this comprehensive webinar, you will learn basic employment law rules impacting inclement weather policies, including legal tests for when employees must be paid, reporting time pay rules, rules governing employee call back, reporting time pay, payment for controlled and uncontrolled standby, enforcement of employer attendance policies, and the impact of inclement weather policies on the employee's exempt status.

Practical elements of inclement weather policies, including communicating with employees on short notice, objective standards for determining if work can be performed, and balancing safety against enforcement of employer attendance policies will be addressed.

Agenda

When Must Your Employees Be Paid?
  • Tests for When Employees Must Be Paid
  • Special Pay Rules for Inclement Weather
  • Payment Decisions and Impact on Employee's Exempt Status
  • Mandatory Use of Vacation and Other Paid Time Off
Occupational Safety and Health Issues
  • Employer Duty to Provide Safe Work Environment
  • Enforcement of Employer Attendance Policies
  • State and Federal Legislation Addressing Weather and Safety
Employer Inclement Weather Policies – Essential Legal and Practical Elements
  • Legal Elements
  • Practical Elements
About The Presenters

Douglas J. Farmer, Esq.
  • Shareholder of the San Francisco office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., a national law firm specializing in employment law with offices in more than 40 cities
  • Specialties in providing strategic advice to management on employment law matters
  • Tried to verdict wage and hour, sexual harassment, age discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, and other wrongful termination claims in state and federal courts
  • Former trial attorney for the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, San Francisco district office
  • Wrote, “California Employment Law: The Complete Survival Guide to Doing Business in California" (available at www.employmentlawpublishers.com)
  • Recognized as one of California’s leading employment lawyers in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers; and as a Super Lawyer by Northern California Super Lawyer Magazine
  • J.D. and B.A. degrees, Harvard University
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