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'Weather' to Work from Home — Something Employers Should Think About

1.12.15

Peter Gillespie was quoted in the Chicago Tribune on January 12, 2015. The article “'Weather' to Work from Home — Something Employers Should Think About” discussed why employers should consider allowing employees to work remotely, if their job permits, when bad weather arises.

Peter was quoted on the current options of hourly and salaried employees when bad weather hits.

"Hourly employees, if they're not able to come in, may need to use paid time off or vacation time to protect their income, or they may need to try to adjust their schedules," said Peter. "But if you're a salaried, overtime-exempt employee, generally under federal law the employer has the obligation to pay the salary if the employee works part of the week, meaning just because an employee isn't able to come in for a day doesn't mean the employer can say, 'You don't get paid for that day.' The mindset should be that they're getting paid for some work weeks when they need to work longer and for some weeks when they don't necessarily work as much every day, so long as they're being productive and the work is getting done, it shouldn't matter."

To read the full article, please visit the Chicago Tribune.


This article was picked up by The Morning Call on January 12, 2015

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