Hurricanes, blackouts, ice storms – bring ’em on

Payroll firms equipped to handle almost any disaster
By Todd Humber
|CHRR, Guide to Payroll|Last Updated: 09/13/2004

When Hurricane Juan slammed into the Maritimes in September last year packing winds in excess of 185 km/h, ADP payroll staff from across Canada picked up the slack for their Atlantic co-workers who were running for cover.

When 1998’s massive ice storm coated eastern Ontario and parts of Quebec, knocking out power for hundreds of thousands of people, payroll didn’t even get a slight chill.

And when the biggest blackout in history struck Ontario and much of the eastern United States in the summer of 2003, the lights stayed on in the payroll department.