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Monkey Pox in the Workplace + Changes to COVID...And, the New ELAH Mini-series on Hiring Has Launched


Over the last few weeks, we have witnessed unexpected growth in MonkeyPox cases across America. Clients are beginning to request information on how to develop policies for MonkeyPox and what to do when an employee is suspected or is diagnosed with MonkeyPox.

We believe that these cases will continue to grow, and the absence period, if diagnosed, is significantly longer than COVID. Therefore, clients will need to be prepared to address these lengthy absences. Today, Employment Law After Hours released a new episode covering MonkeyPox and answering many of the questions we are receiving from employers. Watch the episode below.

Now on to COVID. Yesterday, the CDC amended the rules for COVID exposure quarantine. Now, regardless of vaccination status, an employee will not need to quarantine simply because they were exposed to COVID. However, they will need to stay at home if they are diagnosed with COVID. For those exposed, it is recommended that they wear a mask for 10 days to help prevent spread to others and get tested on day 5 following exposure. We will have a future episode on this issue, but I wanted to get this information to you as soon as possible.

Finally, over the last few weeks, Employment Law After Hours released a mini-series on the hiring process. These episodes will be very helpful for new companies and existing small employers. Watch these episodes below.

1 - How to Hire: A Comprehensive Guide

2 - Ten Red Flags When Interviewing

As always, please let us know if you have any follow-up questions regarding the information presented in these ELAH episodes. Contact BMD Partner Bryan Meek at or Attorney Monica Andress at

Getting Paid to Vote

Can you get paid to vote? Election Day is upon us and employees across the country are asking whether they can get paid to vote. Essentially, can they take paid leave of a few hours to go to the polling location to cast their vote in a midterm election or presidential election. Well, it depends on the state where the employee works.

Employment Law After Hours VIDEO - Top 10 Red Flags When Interviewing

This week on Employment Law After Hours with our own, Brian Meek, Brian discusses the Top 10 Red Flags When Interviewing, how to spot those red flags, how to respond when hiring candidates, what questions to ask during an interview, and more!

Employment Law After Hours Video | How Do You Hire an Employee: A Comprehensive Guide

Do you know the actual, legal process to #hire an #employee? Hiring employees is one of the most important functions companies and employers engage in for their business to be successful.

HIPAA and Cybersecurity 10 Steps You Should Take Now To Protect Your Organization

Kate Hickner sits down with Andy Jones, Brandon Pauley, and Kyle Johnson to discuss recent developments in cybersecurity and today's threat environment. Kate shares with us the HIPAA privacy tips, Andy Jones discusses the security considerations from an expert, Brandon Pauley shares with us incident response from a legal perspective, and Kyle Johnson shares with us, post-incident litigation. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to learn more!

Seed and Early Stage Capital: Do's and Don'ts for Physician Entrepreneurs (from a legal perspective)

Kate Hickner, sits down with partner, Kevin Saunders, a transactional attorney in our Cleveland office. Kate and Kevin talk about various topics like the BMD Ventures group which is designed to ignite growth for the Midwest’s venture capital ecosystem. The Ventures team provides promising, early-stage companies and founders with sophisticated, cost-effective and timely legal advisory and document preparation services plus the benefit of forging strategic business and capital connections. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to learn more!