Volcanic Ash Chaos for Businesses
The aftermath of the disruption caused by the volcanic ash clouds from Iceland has caused some chaos for businesses. Unfortunately the volcanic ash clouds left many employees stranded away from work, with both employers and employees unaware of their respective rights and obligations.
Daven Naghen, head of our Employment Team at Maples Solicitors LLP has explained that:-
“There is no legal obligation upon an employer to pay normal wages to an employee who is absent from work in such circumstances. Some employers, as a gesture of goodwill, may decide to pay their employees in full for this period of absence. However businesses do have other options. Firstly the employee could have the absence regarded as part of their paid holiday entitlement, therefore reducing the number of remaining holidays. Secondly the employee could have the absence as unpaid leave.”
If you need advice on any such issues relating to your staff then please ring Daven on 01775 722261 or email firstname.lastname@example.org