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Acas guidance on snow and getting to work

Makbool Javaid

With snow falling in many parts of the country, travel conditions may be difficult and Acas have issued a reminder about their advice on how employers and employees should consider the impact on the workplace. For employers the key points are: employees are not automatically entitled to pay if unable to get to work because of travel disruption; be flexible where possible about working hours and location, e.g. home working; use information technology, such as smartphones and laptops to enable the organisation to run effectively; deal with issues fairly within existing policies and procedures; and, plan ahead. Key points for employees are to think about how they plan to get into work and what arrangements they have in place if their children cannot get to school.

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