Severe Flu Season Raises Questions for HR
The 2012-2013 flu season has hit early and hard. The severity of the flu outbreak has left many employers pondering if their organizations’ health and attendance policies are helping or hampering their efforts to keep the flu from spreading.
The Economic Effect of Influenza on Businesses
Employers should take heed; an early flu season could do more than make stomachs turn.
It's that Time Again: HR Needs to Prepare for Flu
Employers need to prepare their employees for influenza by encouraging flu shots, examining sick leave policies, communicating flu prevention strategies and keeping the workplace clean.
Flu Shot Programs Now Mandatory
The Joint Commission now requires accredited health care organizations to set up annual influenza vaccine programs and urge all staff and licensed independent practitioners to get a flu shot.
The legal headaches from mandating the vaccination might be more painful than the aches and chills of the flu itself, a legal expert says.
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