Congress Members Introduce More Paid Sick Leave Legislation

November 18, 2009 7 COMMENTS

U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd (D-Connecticut) and U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-Connecticut) introduced legislation yesterday that would guarantee paid sick leave for employees infected by the H1N1 virus (also known as “swine flu”). The legislation would take effect 15 days after being signed into law but would end after two years.

According to Dodd and DeLauro’s websites, the legislation would allow employees to earn up to seven paid sick days to use: read more…

Will Congress Require Paid Sick Days for Flu?

November 04, 2009 7 COMMENTS

Congress Members Introduce More Paid Sick Leave LegislationNovember 18, 2009

A U.S. House committee is set to consider a bill during the week of November 16 that would temporarily require employers to provide paid sick days for employees sent home or told to stay home from work because of the flu.

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H1N1 Swine Flu Information and Resources for Employers

October 21, 2009 0 COMMENTS and M. Lee Smith Publishers is making its Pandemics and H1N1 sample policy available to everyone. The policy covers topics such as employee leave, alternative work arrangements, preventing the spread of contagious illnesses in the workplace, and much more.

Download the free Pandemics and H1N1 Sample Policy

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HR Quiz: Telecommuting and H1N1 Flu

October 14, 2009 0 COMMENTS

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has declared H1N1 influenza, commonly known as the Swine Flu, to be an epidemic. It seems like every national nightly news program brings more stories of outbreaks, school closings, and even deaths — and it’s just the beginning of flu season. What’s a conscientious employer to do?

Take the HR Hero telecommuting and H1N1 quiz to test your knowledge of the rights and wrongs of setting up a telecommuting program in the office.

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Sick Employees and Crisis Management

May 01, 2009 0 COMMENTS

Find more articles and other resources for employers to deal with swine flu

Unless you have been trapped on a deserted island with no access to the media, you know that an outbreak of swine flu in Mexico has spread to countries across the globe. Is it something businesses should worry about or is it just a media-induced frenzy? The answer is probably “yes” to both questions.

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Government Resources for Employers on H1N1 Swine Flu

April 29, 2009 0 COMMENTS

Many departments and agencies in the federal government provide helpful information for individuals, businesses and health care providers on responding to pandemic flu and developing plans to deal with contagious diseases and other emergencies. The following is information from the federal government directed toward businesses.

ADA-Compliant Employer Preparedness For the H1N1 Flu VirusEEOC compliance guidance for employers on the H1N1 swine flu

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