There are multiple reasons why most American workers don’t stay home when they get sick. During cold and flu season this year, make sure that pressure from your boss isn’t one of them! Spreading illness at work can wreak havoc on your work environment. Yet for a variety of reasons, nearly 90% o...
Three out of ten workers still go to work sick to keep their sick days for times when they feel well. A new study released by the website CareerBuilder shows that nearly one in three employees (32%) say they’ve called in sick when they weren't actually ill, up just slightly from 2012 (30%). On th...
A recent study indicates that allowing workers to take paid sick leave can lower the rate of workplace injuries among employees, while simultaneously boosting a company’s bottom line. See our previous story on sick leave legislation in Washington State, “New Bill Requires Seattle Employers to Pr...
Over 40 million American workers receive no paid sick leave. These individuals must work when ill or take unpaid days off, which can cause financial hardship, and, sometimes, dismissal. As a recent editorial in the New York Times argues, “the best way to address this workplace and public health pr...
Forget about that sneeze guard... A new study by the workers’ rights group Restaurant Opportunities Center reports that 40% of restaurant employees who worked while sick admitted to coughing or sneezing while preparing food. This troubling statistic becomes even more worrisome when we consider the...