With a particularly brutal winter this year, IT Staffing companies (particularly IT recruiters Boston), IT contractors, and IT managers have all been dealing with a few more snow days than usual. Though there are not a lot of concrete, universal rules about how employers will handle snow days, there are a few things IT consultants, and IT recruiters can pretty safely assume when it comes to snow days.
1. If you’re warned to stay off the road, your employer probably won’t hold it against you to ask to work remotely or stay home that day. If you’re an essential employee, however, you should make plans to make sure you can still be at work in unsafe conditions. (Stay over the night before, stay over after your shift, etc.)
2. You will be paid for the full week if you’re an exempt employee, even if your office closes. You won’t be paid if you’re nonexempt. Of course, if you worked from home during a snow day, you should get paid for the time you worked.
3. You may be required to use a vacation day if your office closes for a snow day. While this is a massively unpopular move by employers, it is legal.
4. If there are no warnings to stay off the roads, consider how often you’ve been absent lately before calling out for the day or asking to work from home. If you’ve been absent frequently, it may be best to bite the bullet and deal with a long commute.
AVID Technical Resources
AVID (Applications, Voice, Internet, Data) Technical Resources is a leading Information Technology recruiting company. Specializing in placing contract and permanent personnel in both Infrastructure Support and Applications Development positions, AVID has a national presence supporting clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Headquartered in Boston, MA, AVID has achieved tremendous growth since the firm's inception in 2003. This has triggered numerous national awards and recognition, such as being named to Inc. 500 Magazine's list of 5,000 Fastest Growing Privately-held Companies in the US in 2010, 2011 and 2013. Additionally, the firm boasts of having more than 100 five-star reviews on Google from clients and candidates who rave about their experience and interaction with the firm's recruiters.