Complex Issues Surround Employee Leave

It's often hard to determine which statutes and provisions are applicable

, The Connecticut Law Tribune

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The flu season is hitting us hard this year. With it comes the complex question: "Do I tough it out at work or lose a day's pay?" Forty million Americans do not have sick leave and they are more likely to choose the first alternative, infecting co-workers and even lengthening their recovery time. In fact, a 2011 study in the American Journal of Public Health estimated that a lack of sick time helped spread five million cases of flu-like illness during the 2009 swine flu outbreak.

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