NYC-based Company Introduces "Climate Leave"

Chris Gaetano
Published Date:
Nov 13, 2017

Fast Company says that Fog Creek, which makes management software, has implemented a new policy that accounts for wild weather patterns: climate leave. The new policy gives employees up to five days off per year in the event of extreme weather, with more allowable in the event of a declared state of extended emergency. Fast Company noted that Fog Creek was one of the firms impacted by the flooding of Manhattan during Hurricane Sandy in 2012. With employees spread out now more than ever, work might be interrupted for reasons ranging from wildfires to tornadoes to massive blizzards or any other major weather event. With such extreme weather events projected to increase over the coming years, this may be the first of many such companies to adopt policies like this. 

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