As you gear up for a new year, here are some key to-do’s that will minimize the risk of lawsuits:
1. Stay well
Make sure your company has considered how a potential H1N1 flu pandemic could affect your operations and finances and those of your suppliers, vendors and contractors. Estimate the effect of key employee absences. Cross-train employees to help maintain vital functions. Plan to use e-mail and teleconferencing more, to minimize face-to-face contact. Revise sick-leave policies to reflect the new realities a pandemic can bring.
To help allay employee anxiety about H1N1, provide up-to-date pandemic information from reliable sources, including strategies to reduce the spread of the flu through good hygiene.
2. Get to know GINA
The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), designed to protect Americans against discrimination based on their genetic information when it comes to health insurance and ...(register to read more)
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