Liz Overton of Sullivan & Ward, P.C. has a timely post on how employers should deal with the H1N1 virus.
While it’s true that employers are currently under no obligation to allow additional time off to employees who do not have available time off or have exhausted their available leave, I could easily see employers facing a tough dilemma about whether to adjust their leave and/or PTO policies if a significant outbreak of H1N1 occurs at work, or perhaps even in our schools.
Have you considered what you will do as an employer if a significant outbreak occurs? Will you make changes in your policies? Whatever you decide, consistency and fairness are keys to avoiding legal problems.