Our business is temporarily closed due to inclement weather. We do have some employees that offered to work from home until the business can re-open. Can we offer this?
If an employee can complete their job remotely, the employer may grant permission for employees to work from home temporarily. It is important to clearly articulate in a telecommuting policy or a work-from-home policy that a high level of performance is still required and that all non-exempt employees should accurately track their time to be paid for all hours worked.
Although not all employees may have the capacity or ability to work from home, supervisors can grant permission to employees that can work remotely.
Other Frequently Asked HR Questions During an Emergency:
- What is the standard for paying an employee after a natural disaster?
- What job protected leaves might apply to a natural disaster?
- Our company wants to set up a way for their coworkers to donate vacation time to an employee who was greatly affected by this natural disaster. Is this permissible?
- When a business closes due to a nature disaster, is unemployment available to the employees?