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Executive Employment Lawyer Joe Ahmad says Heat Wave Causing Sweat for Employers
August 3, 2011 6:00 am

Even if a company does business in a city where scorching 100-degree days are rare, employers still have a duty to keep employees safe from heat-related injuries. "The general duty for an employer is to maintain a reasonably safe workplace. That holds no matter what the weather," says executive employment lawyer Joe Ahmad of Houston's Ahmad Zavitsanos & Anaipakos. "While most businesses in Houston and Phoenix already have air conditioning and know how to keep employees safe during outdoor summer work, many in the East and Midwest have to learn to avoid injuries and even deaths in the workplace. New York employers may not know the signs of heat stroke, but they need to learn them fast. The duties are the same no matter the latitude." For more information, contact Mary Flood at 800-559-4534 or

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