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Legal Questions and Answers on the Swine Flu Pandemic

November 19, 2009
In reviewing their HR policies, employers must consider how federal and state laws affect pandemic preparedness. These laws include the National Labor Relations Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1991, and state workers’ compensation laws. Here are some frequently asked questions on general and legal aspects of the pandemic.
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Dodd, DeLauro to Offer Emergency H1N1 Sick Days Bill

November 10, 2009
Dr. Anne Schuchat, an official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, testified that the CDC advises people to stay home from work for three to five days if they come down with swine flu. The organization encourages employers to institute flexible leave policies ‘so it’s easy for your employees to do the right thing.’
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