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Depends on the job. Can't just let all the hospital staff stay home. If you work a job that can be done from home or you work for a non-vital store, sure they can close for a day or let you work from home.4
If the weather is really bad. It can be dangerous , plus sometimes its not possible to get in.. I had head of dept. say you must come in , i said ok. You come and get me. At the time my place had at least 2 foot snow drifts. Nothing was moving...0
As a rule if there's been a "don't travel" red warning they shouldn't expect you to come in. But they could ask you to take the day as part of your leave allowance. It's worth checking their policy in advance.0
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Based on the job... Electricity workers, doctors, nurses, firemen and policemen have to do so...
But a teacher for example can just give students an online class... And an accountant can just do his work from home or delay it5
Yes. Though I think it's bullshit, I also realize that nobody wants to make up that day on a weekend. On the requirement no, but again weekend.0
I'd expect them to make reasonable efforts to come in, without putting themselves in danger. I wouldn't fire them if they couldn't make it.0
yes they should0
It should be briefed to the staff or in employment contracts.
The biggest problem is how to gauge bad weather and how bad is bad.
For example bad fog is often more hazardous than a road that has been cleared of snow but it’s still snowing.
i had a guy working for me who would constantly check the weather in the winter while at work, as soon as any hint of snow he would ask to get away early (he lived in an area that tended to get a fair bit of snow).
i would let him go, however in the summer I would let everyone else have a sunny an afternoon off as it was lovely and sunny but he had to stay. That winter he never once asked to get away early ….