News and Views: No paid sick leave may hasten spread of H1N1 virus

Swine flu — and no paid sick leave: As the H1N1 swine flu virus starts its second major sweep through the U.S., business owners are bracing for the impact of a worse-than-usual flu season on their workforces. That’s reviving debate on a contentious issue: What kind of sick leave should companies offer employees — and should it be mandated by law? | CNN Money

Dickensian sick leave abets the swine flu: Guess what happens when a global flu pandemic meets sick leave rules straight out of the world of Charles Dickens? Workers get sick. More workers get sick. Customers get sick. Bosses who thought they were making money by forcing sick employees to work wind up losing money instead. | Tacoma News Tribune

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