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Inclement Weather Pay Policies: One Size Does Not Fit All

Webinar: ID# 1015556
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About This Course:
Whether facing tornadoes, wildfires or hurricanes, you will very likely have to contend with more than just the attendant logistical headaches brought on by inclement weather, such as delayed openings, office closures, and reduced manpower. Are you required to pay employees for time the office is closed due to bad weather? What about delayed openings or early closings? Do you have to pay employees for the entire workday after they have been sent home early due to an impending blizzard?

In this comprehensive webinar, you will learn how to navigate and comply with the federal and state laws that govern these special circumstances, including call-in pay, waiting time or standby time, telework, whether to treat exempt and nonexempt employees differently for time lost due to inclement weather, what constitutes unlawful deductions from employee pay, and the consequences for noncompliance with federal and state law. Best practices for crafting and communicating inclement weather pay policies to ensure wage and hour compliance, with due consideration to preserving and protecting employee morale and safety, will also be addressed.

Agenda:

When To Pay
  • Exempt/Nonexempt Employees
  • Call-In/Call-Back/Reporting Time
  • On-Call/Waiting Time/Standby Time
  • Telework: Working Remotely
  • Other Weather-Related Circumstances/Scenarios
  • Recordkeeping Requirements
How To Pay
  • Improper Deductions
  • Applying Accrued Unused Paid Time Off
  • Docking Pay
  • Allowing Employees To Make Up For Missed Time
  • Preserving Employees' Exempt Status
Employee Safety
  • OSHA, NLRA and ADA and State Analog: Laws Addressing Workplace Safety
  • Employee Refusal to Work Due to Unsafe Conditions
  • Avoiding Retaliation
  • Maintaining a Safe Work Environment
Inclement Weather Pay and Attendance Policies: Best Practices
  • How Best to Communicate Policy
  • Legal Parameters
  • Practical Considerations: Avoiding Bad P.R., Preserving Employee Morale
About The Presenter:

Steven N. Davi, Esq
  • Counsel in the labor and employment law group of Farrell Fritz, P.C., a regional law firm of nearly one hundred attorneys, with offices in New York City, Water Mill, Hauppauge, and Uniondale, New York
  • Represents and advises management clients on a wide array of issues affecting the workplace, including federal and state wage and hour compliance
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on all manner of labor and employment topics, including wage and hour compliance, leave policies, harassment, I-9 compliance, and social and electronic media in the workplace
  • Wrote several publications related to the areas of labor and employment law, including a number of recent articles in Nassau Lawyer, a publication of the Nassau County (New York) Bar Association
  • Recently recognized in Long Island Business News, Who’s Who in Intellectual Property and Labor Law
  • J.D. degree, St. John’s University School of Law; B.S. degree, Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations
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