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As Florida and the East Coast assess damage from Hurricane Irma, employers in the affected areas should consider how to address storm-related issues. Those who are required to close their businesses need to determine whether they need to pay workers who stay home — which puts those employers on the hook for unemployment compensation — and whether workers’ compensation applies to weather-related injuries.

Here are six questions employers may have — and answers — about how the hurricane affects their operations.