NEWS BRIEFS (Oct. 8, 2001)

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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/05/2003

WORKPLACE RESPONSE TO ATTACKS

Scottsdale, Ariz.

— In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, nearly 70 per cent of American workplaces expect a decrease in the amount of work-related travel, a survey of American companies about compensation, travel and leave practices by WorldatWork states. However, most (54 per cent) don’t expect to change travel policies while 25 per cent said they had changed their travel policy. The study also found 29 per cent of companies closed offices and sent staff home with full pay the day of the attacks. Two per cent closed and paid employees for a partial day, and 44 per cent stayed open and made no changes to pay.

EARLY RETIREMENTS DOWN

Ottawa