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Dec
2014

Employers and Ebola: Precautions, Limitations and Insurance

New Jersey Law Journal, Employment & Immigration Law

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PUBLISHED ON: December 8, 2014

While relatively few U.S. or global businesses are directly affected by the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, or by the handful of cases in the U. S., organizations of all sizes are well-advised to do some contingency planning should the disease spread to other regions of the globe, including in the U.S. While examining appropriate control strategies to be followed in the workplace, U.S. employers must also take into account legal limitations in employment laws regarding employee privacy and attendant matters that may prohibit certain inquiries, medical exams and other employer actions. They should also make sure that they remain abreast of workers’ compensation law in the states in which they operate.

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