Avian Flu Challenges; Act Now to Create Communicable Disease Policies

Minnesota Business Magazine

In this Littler attorney-authored article, Dale Deitchler warns employers about the dangers of not having a communicable disease policy in place in case of an avian flu pandemic. He discusses the importance of employee relations and regulatory concerns of OSHA, and privacy issues under HIPAA that could severely effect employers should the pandemic arise. Dale also offers planning and preparedness advice to employers about education, corporate travel policies, operating procedures, and hygeine and health etiquette.