Ebola

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Five minutes ago, after taking the obligatory selfies and between games of Candy Crush, one of your employees texted (because, calling in, as if!) from an Ebola quarantine tent to alert you that she will be out of work for 21 days, while under observation for Ebola.

As an employer, what are your obligations? What workplace laws are implicated?

And, of course, because half of you are thinking it, can you just fire her?

October 29, 2014
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Advocacy groups urge federal OSHA to expedite stalled infection control rule 

 

Although widespread outbreak of the Ebola virus in the United States is unlikely, California’s worker protection and public health agencies announced on Oct. 15, 2014, interim guidelines for preventing occupational exposure to the deadly disease.

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October 22, 2014

The Ebola virus has reared its ugly head inside the U.S. and is spreading at an unknown rate due to the nature of its incubation period. While guidance is available from the CDC and other health organizations, it is not entirely clear that we know everything about how the disease may be transmitted.

The “facts” and updates change hourly, so, by the time you see this post, these will have changed again.

October 18, 2014