Complex Issues Surround Employee Leave

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

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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