What is the law regarding missing work due to flooding and the state is under a state of emergency?

Does an employer have to pay an employee by law due to missed work because of flooding? he governor has already declared a state of emergency.

Asked on March 11, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Louisiana

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Unless you have a union agreement, employment contract or company policy that states that an employee must be paid if they have to miss work due to conditions beyond their control, it is perfectly legal for an employer not to compensate an employee for such missed time (even if a travel ban is issued and you can't legally be on the streets). The fact is that as a general rule, an employer can set the terms and conditions of employment much as it sees fit or deems necessary.


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