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Planning for Zika

Attorney: Laurie E. Sherwood, Sadaf A. Nejat | Published 9.22.16

With the Zika virus still in the news, partner Laurie E. Sherwood and associate Sadaf Nejat wrote an article for Corporate & Incentive Travel Magazine titled “Planning for Zika.” The article, published on September 1, 2016, discusses what the duty of care is for the outside meeting planners and what precautions we can take.

“Travel providers generally owe a duty of care to travelers to disclose information that is material to the services provided,” explained Sherwood and Nejat.

Sherwood and Nejat further explained that “until the reach of Zika is better defined and its impact better understood, employers’ safest course of action is to keep employees informed, take employee concerns seriously and institute procedures for considering them, and consider giving employees the option to avoid Zika-affected areas. ”

Click here to read the article.