Employee Health and Illness
What's the best way to determine if an employee's illness threatens the health of other employees? How much do you need - or want - to know about employee health issues and their impact on the workplace? Find out what you need to know about employee health and illness issues to best serve as an employee and employer advocate.
Employers have a legal obligation to provide a safe, disease-free workplace for employees. Consequently, you need to take proactive steps to prevent the potential spread of any contagious disease, including Swine Flu H1N1, in your workplace. Employers also need to address business continuity in the event that a Swine Flu H1N1 outbreak affects the ability of your employees to come to work.
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, which was created to
recognize the contributions and skills of American employees with disabilities. For
many small to midsize businesses, having an employee suddenly become disabled
(because of an accident or an illness) can be somewhat daunting if it’s a new
experience for the employer. These tips will help you accommodate disabled employees and welcome them back to work.