Unexpected absence: an employer’s guide

The legal view is that employees are not automatically entitled to pay if they are unable to get to work because of a travel delay. There is no legal right for staff to be paid by an employer for travel delays, unless the travel itself is constituted as working time or in some situations where the employer has provided the transport. However, employers should remain flexible in this situation as there are various options available to you. For example, you could: Offer to pay an employee for a limited period of time as a good will gesture. There is no

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