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An epidemic is declared a pandemic when it becomes outrageously unstoppable. The world is now menacing over one such pandemic—Coronavirus (COVID-19). This coverted virus had its initial cases in China, where it significantly gathered media attention and subsequently took deadly havoc over other nations, with the U.S. now reporting the highest cases after Italy.
Least to mention, the economy has seen a major fallback in years, and the ones to be affected are the employers. People are beginning to worry about susceptibility to the virus, including in the workplace. The question of interest to employers is what they can do about protecting their workplaces from this virus. Unfortunately, there is no one size fits all answer. The right choice will depend on the type of workplace, the job the employee performs, and the employer's tolerance for legal risks (to name just a few of the considerations an employer would take into account).
It can be hard for your employees to put the Coronavirus's rate of spread into perspective, especially during a time when they and their families are getting sick with symptoms like those that characterize the Coronavirus.
You'll serve your employees well to provide them with the information they need to make good decisions about health issues that are most concerning to them and their families. Participation in this webinar will outline what employers need to know to keep your employees calm and healthy during this difficult season.
Participation in this webinar will also provide participants with direction with respect to employers' legal liabilities, employee travel, how to set and maintain workplace safety standards, and how to handle an outbreak of this virus in your workplace.
Diane L. Dee, President of Advantage HR Consulting, has over 25 years of experience in the Human Resources arena. Diane’s background includes experience in HR consulting and administration in corporate, government, consulting and pro bono environments. Diane founded Advantage HR Consulting in early 2016. Under Diane’s leadership, Advantage HR provides comprehensive, cost-effective Human Resources solutions for small to mid-sized firms in the greater Chicagoland area. Additionally, Diane conducts webinars on a wide-variety of HR topics for various training firms across the country. Diane holds a Master Certificate in Human Resources from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and has attained SPHR, SHRM-SCP, sHRBP and HRPM® certification. Diane is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners and the Society for Human Resource Management. Additionally, Diane performs pro bono work through the Taproot Foundation assisting non-profit clients by integrating their Human Resources goals with their corporate strategies.