Harley Storrings quoted in The Wall Street Journal and Business News Daily on FMLA issues in the wake of Hurricane Sandy

Arnstein & Lehr Attorney Harley Storrings

Harley Storrings

Arnstein & Lehr Miami Partner Harley Storrings was quoted in a November 6 article in The Wall Street Journal, titled “Disaster Dilemma: How to Pay Employees Who Missed Work.” The article discusses how companies, which needed to excuse worker absences due to Hurricane Sandy, are grappling with how much, and for how long, to pay employees who could not make it in to work. Mr. Storrings comments that federal law states that hourly employees are required to be paid only for the hours they actually work—regardless of whether the business itself is closed or the employee cannot get to work—unless a union contract or state laws stipulate otherwise. In a November 7 article in Business New Daily, titled “Does Family and Medical Leave Act Apply to Hurricane Sandy Victims,” Mr. Storrings provides advice to businesses on how to handle FMLA claims in the aftermath of a storm like Hurricane Sandy.

To read the articles in full, please click here for the Wall Street Journal article and here for the Business News Daily article.

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