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The Rio Olympics and the Zika Virus: Guidance for Employers


The Olympics in Rio have been a huge success for American athletes, but the games have also brought some hazards.  U.S. Swimmer, Ryan Lochte, was mugged at gunpoint and other athletes have dealt with any number of gastro-intestinal problems associated with travel to tropical climates.  Among the more frightening hazards is the Zika virus, which can cause major concerns, especially for pregnant women.

In addition, Zika virus has officially spread to the United States, with at least 30 cases reported in Miami, and is spreading between states as health officials in Texas announced Monday that a resident contracted Zika in Florida and brought it home.  In this week’s blog, HRLegalist addresses the Zika virus and its implications regarding travel for employers. Continue Reading