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Communicating with Employees During a Crisis

After terrorist bombs ripped through a metro station and airport in Brussels in March, leaders at Cisco Systems were able to account for the company’s 150-plus employees in the area within 24 hours. Thankfully, all were safe. But five years earlier—and some 6,000 miles away—Cisco had faced another disaster that tested its communications efforts. When a […]

Are Employees Eligible for FMLA Leave During a Natural Disaster?

Natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey—which has devastated Houston and southeast Texas—raise a host of issues for employers, including questions about an employer’s obligation to provide a leave of absence to employees under laws such as the Family and Medical Leave Act. Here are a few general points to consider as we’re confronted with natural disasters: The […]

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