With weather predictions forecasting snow in the coming weeks, it is worth having a look at what agreements you have in place and have a read of the below blog from WiRE Member Karen Scott from Specailist HR Solutions
Withholding pay when an employee cannot get into work for example, can be an issue for employers if there is no contractual or policy rules to rely on. Employees have the right not to suffer unlawful deductions from wages. A better practice would be to look at contingencies should the situation of not being able to get in to work arise. Some examples of contingencies might be:
Employers need to ensure that if they wish to implement any of the above, they first consider Health and Safety – such as when it may be dangerous for the employee to attempt to get to work. Employer must also implement any decisions in accordance with the appropriate legislation, applying the same options to all staff.