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Should I have a contingency plan in the company? What measures should the plan provide for? May the company isolate its employees, and/or conduct health check-ups or questionnaires on their private lives? Although the law does not expressly require companies to prepare and put in place a Contingency Plan, such obligation appears to be required […]

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