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The country is getting ready to celebrate the longest reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, this week on her platinum jubilee.
To honour the Queen and her 70-year reign, street parties will be taking place up and down the country.
However, millions of people may be giving the festivities a miss as they need to work during the bank holidays and weekend.
As such, the hundreds of thousands of road closures across the UK may well cause headaches for those trying to access their place of employment.
Much of the country is expected to be overwhelmed with tourists, and enhanced security measures which, combined with daily commuter traffic, is likely to lead to increased travel times and widespread delays.
Kate Palmer, HR Advice & Consultancy Director at Peninsula, shares advice for employers on the best way to handle delays and late starts:
"Given the momentousness of this occasion - it's the first time in history that any monarch has reached this milestone - I advise a degree of leniency towards any staff who are having difficulty in getting to work from 2 June through to 5 June.
"Employers should allow for reasonable delays and relax normal rules on coming to work late.
"Adjustments should be made to support employees during this period. Employers can ask their staff to make up any lost time (e.g., by staying late when their shift ends), or deduct wages for non-working time, if there is a contractual provision to do so.
"However, where employers believe their employee is taking advantage of the situation, disciplinary action can be taken in line with normal processes.
"In the rare event that the employee is unable to get to work, employers should first consider whether the person is able to temporarily work from home. However, given that the primary industries who will be working over the Jubilee are likely to be hospitality, transport, and care, then this probably won't be an option. Therefore, employers should discuss the alternatives of taking the day as annual or unpaid leave.
"There is no obligation to pay employees who cannot make themselves ready and available for work. At the end of the day, it is the employee's responsibility to get themselves to and from work, so there are no extra responsibilities on the employer if they can't do this. Street closures, celebratory events and alterations to public transportation have been well publicised so employees should be fully aware of the disruption and make alternative arrangements, allowing them to get to work on time."
"There is no obligation to pay employees who cannot make themselves ready and available for work. At the end of the day, it is the employee's responsibility to get themselves to and from work, so there are no extra responsibilities on the employer if they can't do this.
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