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Preparing your workplace for a possible swine flu pandemic

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

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After years of worry about a possible avian flu pandemic, the United States instead now faces a swine flu outbreak that has caused the government to declare a public health emergency. 

It’s important for employers to do their part to prevent influenza spread at work and consider what to do if the illness reaches pandemic status. If enough people become infected, it could seriously affect many employers’ operations.

You should be planning for a pandemic now.  Properly implemented, it can help limit the flu’s impact on employee health—and the economic health of your organization.

A host of possible problems

It’s usually difficult to plan for a crisis and respond to it thoughtfully while it’s occurring. That’s why planning is so important. You’ll be able to act quickly should the need arise.

Because each business is unique, you must customize your pandemic plan to your particular workforce and business-continuity ...(register to read more)

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