The Voice of SME's in Engineering


Severe winter weather has affected much of the UK with many areas completely cut off by snow and ice. In this topical article,, we consider the HR & Employment Law implications of the weather, and advice on how employers can best handle the situation.

Croner have put together an expert Q&A,, on the most common issues employers face when confronted with adverse weather.

Our expert Q&A answers the following questions: 

  • I cannot open my workplace, do I have to pay employees?
  • I have decided to send employees home because business is so slow, do I have to pay them for the hours if they go early?
  • A few of my employees have called to say they cannot get to work because of the snow, do I need to pay them?
  • Can I make employees take the time off as holiday if they are off?
  • Do I need to give special treatment to employees who have to look after their children if they are off school?

Protect your business and employees this winter