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As just-back-from-Sierra-Leone Kaci Kickox continues to fight efforts to bind her to a mandatory 21-day Ebola quarantine, states around the country continue to figure out how to deal with these very new issues.
Ohio (which was Ebola ground-zero only a few weeks ago) has entered the fray with H.B. 647. The bill would:
The bill has only just been introduced, and has not yet even been assigned to a committee. If any action is taken on this bill, I will pass it along.
In the meantime, employers need to be flexible with employees who have potentially been exposed to Ebola or other dangerous infectious diseases. If you send the employee home, do it with pay. Otherwise, you are inviting legislative fixes to what should be common-sense issues.
Visit the Ohio Employer's Law Blog for more practical employment law information.
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