Businesses are keeping a close eye on Hurricane Sandy as it moves its way up the East Coast. To help employers prepare and respond to potential inclement weather issues, we’ve gathered workplace emergency resources on HR.BLR.com.
Emergency Preparedness & Response Resource Center—This center provides information on disaster response, where to find appropriate outlets for charitable giving, and steps to take to safeguard your facility and employees against future disasters, natural or otherwise.
Pay and FMLA questions in aftermath of a weather emergency—This article describes how to handle pay questions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) during a weather emergency, as well as how to calculate FMLA leave if an office is shutdown due to a weather emergency.
6 top issues in emergency planning—Here are six major issues your emergency closing plan should anticipate.
Preparing for Weather Emergencies (PPT)—(available to subscribers and trial members) The purpose of this training session is to help prepare for a weather emergency or other natural disaster. It discusses the hazards and dangers associated with hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, etc. The presentation offers tips on how your company can prepare to respond to weather emergencies as well as how each employee should prepare their homes and families.