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Natural disasters

business damaged by hurricane.jpgThanks for the great feedback we received on our post earlier this week about Hurricane Sandy’s impact on employers when it comes to issues arising under the Family and Medical Leave Act.  In your feedback, I received several requests to address the following question:

If an employer shuts down because of damage related to the

hurricane sandy.jpgOur thoughts and prayers are with those on the east coast who are attempting to return to some sense of normalcy in the wake of the devastation left behind by Hurricane Sandy

Natural disasters like Sandy raise a host of issues for employers: how do you pay your employees during during suspended operations?  Whether

flood.jpgNatural disasters like the kind we recently have witnessed in the flood-ravaged areas of the southern United States raise a host of issues for employers.  Some wonder whether they are required to pay their employees during suspended operations; others are unsure whether and to what extent health benefits should be offered.  But what about an employer’s obligation to