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Addressing Employee Issues Related to Hurricane Sandy

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, many companies must address complicated employment-related situations related to areas such as employee compensation, paid leave and continuation of employee benefits. Employees may ask if they will be compensated for lengthier commutes or if they are “on call” over the weekend. The following articles may provide useful information on how to respond to these and other situations that have arisen as a result of the storm, in order to comply with employment laws:

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath an HR Nightmare for Workers and Their Employers 

Hurricane Sandy: Employment Issues for New York Employers 

If You Never Anticipated an Event Like Hurricane Sandy, What Do You Do Now?

Eligible CNA policyholders that have purchased Employment Practices Liability (EPL) coverage can receive human resources consulting advice regarding employment matters, such as those related to Hurricane Sandy, through the H.R. Help Line*. The individual responsible for human resources in your organization may call the H. R. Help Line at 888-262-3751 and leave a message with your company’s EPL policy number. Your call will be returned in one business day. Please note that the H.R. Help Line can provide valuable guidance regarding employment issues relating to Hurricane Sandy and employment matters in general, but cannot provide legal advice pertaining to specific personnel decisions.

* CNA policyholders insured through the AICPA Professional Liability Insurance Program should consult with Aon Insurance Services for more information.