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    Hi,

    I live in NC and work in the manufacturing industry and have a question pertaining to the employer's responsiblity of notifying employees in the case of closings due to inclement weather. We recently experienced inclement weather, I followed the company's policy of listening to the radio, tv, and called the designated number to determine whether the plant would be open. There were no notices of the plant closing. However after spending an hour and a half on the road to get to work, after arriving I was told to go home because the 2nd shift was cancelled for the night. My question is, is my employer responsible for paying me anything for not notifying me of the plant closing and if so what? I am a non-exempt hourly worker.

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    If your employer did not attempt to notify you of the plant shutdown and you were required to go to the site and wait for 10 to 15 minutes before you were notified that you should go home, it would be compensable.
    Lillian Connell

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