by Megan Anderson, Esq.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have for years predicted that a virulent influenza outbreak could kill tens of thousands, hospitalize hundreds of thousands and sicken millions.
Regardless of how the swine flu crisis plays out, it should be a wake-up call for employers. If you haven’t already, now is the time to undertake pandemic planning efforts. A properly executed plan can limit the flu’s impact on employee health—and the economic health of your organization.
It’s difficult to respond to a crisis while it’s occurring. That’s why developing a pandemic plan is so important. You’ll be able to act quickly should the need arise.
A host of potential problems
Because each organization is unique, you must customize your pandemic plan to your particular workforce and business-continuity needs. However, almost every employer can anticipate some common problems. HR must
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