As we move further into the winter months, Acas have reminded employers that the season often brings its own set of workplace issues. Adverse weather conditions can lead to staff shortages due to travel disruption and Acas advise that employers should have a clear policy, so employees know what is expected from them in terms of getting to work and the situation regarding pay if they are unable to do so.
Acas also point out that employers should consider being flexible where possible, e.g. agree to temporarily alter working hours to minimise disruptions and using information technology to keep the business running, including allowing employees to work from home. Comprehensive guidance on travel disruption andadverse weather is available on the Acas website.
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