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Partner Donald Works Talks to Orlando Area Viewers About Hurricane-Related Employee Absences

  • September 21, 2004

Hurricanes Charley, Frances and Ivan have wreaked havoc and forced many business closures in anticipation of, during, and after the dangerous weather conditions. The resulting damage and loss of vital services continue to disrupt normal business operations for many companies, causing financial hardship both for employers and employees.

Many employers are puzzled about their obligations to their employees in terms of wages when business closures are forced by inclement weather. Addressing some of those concerns, Orlando partner Donald Works spoke about management's rights and obligations, when employees may have been forced to stay at home or failed to report to work, on local NBC television affiliate WESH Channel 2 on September 16.

Answers to storm-related questions concerning payment of wages are addressed in "Frequently Asked Questions When a Business Must Close Because of Inclement Weather... Such as Hurricanes".

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