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Preparing your workplace for a possible H1N1 flu pandemic

HR must consider FMLA, ADA and other practical and legal issues

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This spring’s swine flu scare might have been just a warm-up act for a far more serious flu pandemic this fall. If you took steps to prepare your workplace for an outbreak in April, dust off those plans and check them against our list of things to do to make sure your organization keeps running in the coming months.

If enough people become infected, H1N1 flu (also known as swine flu) could seriously affect many employers’ operations.

The facts are straightforward: H1N1 influenza isn’t yesterday’s news. The so-called swine flu is flourishing right now as winter grips the Southern Hemisphere. Australia and Argentina have been particularly hard-hit.

Once flu season arrives here in the United States, it could be too late to implement last-minute business-continuity plans.

You should begin pandemic planning now.  Properly implemented, it can help limit the flu’s impact on employee health—and the economic health of you...(register to read more)

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