H1N1 Swine Flu Information and Resources for Employers and M. Lee Smith Publishers is making its Pandemics and H1N1 sample policy available to everyone. The policy covers topics such as employee leave, alternative work arrangements, preventing the spread of contagious illnesses in the workplace, and much more.

Download the free Pandemics and H1N1 Sample Policy

The policy was created through a collaboration of attorneys who are part of the Employers Counsel Network which is comprised of laws firms from all 50 states, Washington D.C., and Canada that represent employers. Other resources from HRhero and ECN on the H1N1 pandemic include the following:

Article: Congress Members Introduce More Paid Sick Leave Legislation

Article: Will Congress Require Paid Sick Days for Flu? Article: What to Do When Contagious Illnesses Comes to Work

Article: Absenteeism, Presenteeism, and Keeping the Workplace – and Workers – Healthy

Article: Telecommuting: Tips for Managing Employees Who Work From Home

Article: Employers Should Prepare in Case Swine Flu Returns this Fall

White Paper: From Swine Flu to Bad Attitudes: How to Fight Employee Presenteeism

HR IQ Quiz: Telecommuting and H1N1 Flu

Audio Conference: Preparing for the H1N1 Flu Virus: How to Legally Protect Your Employees AND Your Business

Government Resources for Employers on H1N1 Swine Flu