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Sexual harassment continues to be frequent topic of discussion in the media and in the workplace. Many states, including Delaware and New York, have recently passed harassment laws, and others, like Maryland and Colorado, are currently working to pass some form of legislation that requires companies to have policies and training programs in place.
When your business must temporarily close for something out of your control like inclement weather, are you still obligated to pay your employees? The answer is based on several factors, including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) classification and any state-specific rules that may apply. In general, if the office is closed for a natural disaster such as a snowstorm or hurricane, and employees are exempt and worked any portion of the work week, you must pay them their entire salary. The rules are different for nonexempt, or employees.
Offering some or all of your employees flexible working arrangements can benefit both your employees and your business. Employees feel personal control over their schedule and work environment, and experience reductions in commuting time and expenses. Employers can experience increased employee morale, reduced turnover and can develop a reputation as an employer of choice.