Sick Days

LTC workers do better at staying home when sick, government says

LTC workers do better at staying home when sick, government says

Employees in long-term care settings stay home while sick more often than their cohorts working in hospitals, but there's room for improvement across the healthcare industry, a new study finds.

Most creative excuses given not to work

Most creative excuses given not to work

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Every year I like to ask: What do you feel is the most imaginative call-out you received this past year? We're totally into interactive blogging, so please note yours below. We had some doozies when I asked this before. Check out some I've heard recently.

Sick leave reduces flu infections: report

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Giving employees paid sick days would reduce flu infections in the workplace, according to a new analysis. Researchers simulated an influenza epidemic in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County and discovered that paid sick days would reduce flu cases by close to 6%, according to the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.