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Hong Kong employers urged to prepare for adverse weather
Employers in Hong Kong have been urged to protect the health and wellbeing of their staff by making special arrangements to prepare for typhoons and rainstorms.
The Labour Department said it is important for organisations to have contingency measures in place to avoid disputes and confusion during times of adverse weather.
Preparations should cover issues such as how wages and allowances will be calculated for people who are required to report for work or who are late or absent as a result of weather conditions.
Companies should also clarify whether employees are expected to come to work after different warnings have been issued and the timescale for people resuming their jobs after a warning is cancelled.
A spokesman for the Labour Department said: "In working out and enforcing the arrangements, employers should give prime consideration to employees' safety both in the workplace and during their journeys to and from work, and adopt a flexible approach."
The government agency also highlighted the importance of organisations consulting their staff and sharing plans with them.
Posted by Editorial Team