Zika Virus and the Workplace: Hot Topic, How To and FAQs Added, Resources Updated

Author: Melissa Gonzalez Boyce, XpertHR Legal Editor

With confirmed cases of the Zika virus now in the United States, employers should determine how their employees and workplace may be affected. From protecting outside workers from the mosquito transmission of the virus to addressing an employee who refuses to go on a business trip to a location that is affected by Zika, an employer should understand the measures it should take in each situation.

XpertHR has the following new resources to assist employers in addressing the Zika virus:

The Zika Virus and the Workplace - Hot Topic has also been added to provide employers with the relevant XpertHR resources necessary to protect the workplace and understand legal obligations.

In addition, Employee Health: Federal, Disabilities (ADA): Federal and Other Leaves: Federal have been updated to address the Zika virus and how it relates to other infectious diseases, workplace medical examinations under the American with Disabilities Act and pandemic leave.