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    Ebola: Legal Issues and Business Solutions

    Arent Fox will hold a panel discussion on Wednesday, November 12 on the legal issues stemming from the evolving Ebola virus in the United States.

    With so much in the news on Ebola, our panel will filter out the noise and focus in on the business implications and workplace issues that companies need to be thinking about.


    • What are the obligations of an employer to ensure the safety of its employees during the period this disease is active?
    • If an employee is ordered quarantined by the government, does an employer have any restrictions as to how they treat the employee’s absence?
    • Do your insurance policies provide adequate protection for the company?
    • Is that true of your liability plan, business interruption coverage, workers’ compensation coverage, and health plan?
    • If you are a hospital or other caregiver, how will you approach the creation of “containment units” for patients awaiting transfer to a health facility fully equipped to deal their condition?
    • What legal concerns arise from the need to teach personnel how to use personal protective equipment (PPE), i.e. hazmat type suits?  

    Space is limited so RSVP today to be a part this informative discussion. We are looking forward to seeing you at the panel!


    • Ben Fernandez, Montefiore Medical Center, Vice President of Employee & Labor Relations
    • Andrez Carberry, Avon Products, Inc, Director, Senior Counsel of Labor, Employment and Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Jill A. Steinberg, Arent Fox LLP, Health Care, Partner
    • Mark S. Dreux, Arent Fox LLP, OSHA, Partner
    • Eric A. Biderman, Arent Fox LLP, Insurance, Associate


    Darrell S. Gay, Arent Fox LLP, Labor & Employment, Partner