In Focus: How to Prepare, Recover from Hurricane Matthew

By Beth Mirza Oct 6, 2016

The National Hurricane Center has issued dire warnings for residents and businesses in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina as Hurricane Matthew works its way north from making landfall in the Bahamas and scraping along the coast of Florida.

The states have issued voluntary and mandatory evacuation orders to more than 2 million residents in the southeastern states. 

As employees worry about protecting their families and homes, business leaders must also protect their assets—which, of course, include their workers.

Here is a list of SHRM Emergency Response resources (some member-protected) to help HR professionals guide their businesses and employees through preparing and recovering from natural disasters. Articles answer questions such as how to pay employees during emergency situations, keep employees safe and protect business assets.

A checklist from law firm Ogletree Deakins details what employers need to do to get ready when a hurricane is in the forecast.

These government resources for responding to disaster can help employers get back to business once authorities have announced it is safe to do so:


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