3 Things Employers Need To Know About Zika

By Matthew Bultman (August 12, 2016, 4:33 PM EDT) -- Zika, the mosquito-borne virus known to cause birth defects, has reached Florida and continues to spread across Latin America, prompting questions from employers about potential legal implications and how to keep employees safe.

The World Health Organization has declared a global health emergency over the spread of Zika, which has been linked to microcephaly, a condition in which a fetus's head forms unusually small. In adults, Zika has been linked to Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare sickness of the nervous system.

Employment attorneys say they have fielded questions from employers — particularly those in Southern states and those doing business in Latin...

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