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Guard against SARS-related health, legal risks

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in Employment Law,Human Resources

Employment law experts say the epidemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) could raise employers' obligations to protect workers' health and safety, particularly among companies that have employees overseas.

Advice: You've already decided whether to curtail overseas travel. But make sure your company's disaster plan addresses the issue of communicable disease outbreak. For more details on SARS and advice from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on limiting exposure at work, go to www.osha.gov/dep/sars.

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