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What to Do When You Go “AH-CHOO!” An Employer’s Guide for Dealing with Infectious Diseases

by Mark A. Lies, II, Adam R. Young, and Daniel R. Birnbaum

Seyfarth Shaw LLP is an IMA Member
With the return to winter weather, the cold and flu season is once again upon us.  This creates challenges for employers. Seasonal illnesses have the potential to spread throughout the workforce, and negatively impact operations.  Companies should create a plan to respond to infectious diseases, including how to limit the spread of the disease within the workplace without violating any applicable laws or regulations.  Employers should also encourage employees to get flu shots and practice good hygiene at work.  Please click on this article for more detailed guidance for employers on dealing with infectious diseases during flu and cold season.

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