Sick Leave

Treatment of staff correlates to sickness

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While long-term care providers juggle staffing during cold and flu season, research indicates there may be a factor in their control: How they treat staff.

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.