The text pinging in the middle of the night announced that my kids’ school is closed today due to fires in Carlsbad, California. Thankfully, the closure is precautionary and mostly due to air quality. Elsewhere in Southern California, however, the fires continue to rage over 160,000 acres and people are struggling to cope with the significant property losses and other related challenges. I’d like to take a moment, however, and focus on compensation issues that impact employers and employees.
Many employees are forced to miss work due to mandatory evacuations or school closures. Employers in several areas have been asked by civil authorities to shut down operations or to allow employees to stay at home. In some areas, utility interruptions or failures have disrupted business.
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