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New study finds paid sick days are better for workers, businesses

A new study by the University of Pittsburgh adds empirical data to what many of us already consider a no-brainer: when people have paid sick days, fewer people infect their coworkers with the flu. Specifically, the study shows flu transmission

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Only in America: Flu outbreak fuels sick leave debate

The flu is pretty common. It’s the lack of paid sick days that sets us apart.

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Paid sick days make economic, health sense

A friend of mine ordered a sandwich two weeks ago and by the following Saturday was down with the flu. How did that happen? The worker at the cash register was feeling lousy, sneezing and coughing. And contagious. So my

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For flu prevention, try paid sick days

Ask Adela Valdez how it feels to hear public health experts on TV explain ways to limit a flu outbreak. Get a flu shot, wash your hands, they advise – and if you get the flu, stay home until 24

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Fighting Koala flu zombies at work is tough without paid sick days

Cross-posted from Washington Work and Family Coalition: Have you heard about the highly contagious Koala flu that turns people into horrifying, albeit adorable, zombie marsupials who subsist only on human thigh meat and eucalyptus leaves? No, you haven’t, because it

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