20th April 01:50 AM
Employers have no obligation to pay employees if they for some reason don't make it to work
By Lena Reece
Friday 13/04/2018
Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations, Jone Usamate

Under the law, employers must provide work however they do not have an obligation to pay their workers if the workers for some reason cannot make it to work.

This has been highlighted by the Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations, Jone Usamate following concerns that were raised by some employees who could not make it to work on Tuesday when all bus services were suspended across the country.

Usamate adds that even though there is no obligation to pay, they may be able to come to an agreement between the employer and employee on what will happen in this situation.

The Employment Minister had earlier stated that in the instance of the suspension of public transportation due to Cyclone Keni, prior arrangements would need to be made between employers and their employees on whether they would operate as normal.

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