Emergency Communications Policy
Author: Melissa Gonzalez Boyce, XpertHR Legal Editor
When to Use
In the event of an emergency, it is critical that employees are aware of how the situation affects them, their office and their workday. Whether it be inclement weather, natural disaster or another crisis, an employer should have mechanisms in place that will enable employees to obtain the latest communications on the emergency. An Emergency Communications Policy provides guidance on the communication channels available to employees, which may include remote access to the employer's network and a local telephone number with an updated recorded message on the status of the emergency.