Flu Season

  • Flu Outbreak Prompts Fierce Debate Over Paid Sick Days

    Flu Outbreak Prompts Fierce Debate Over Paid Sick Days

    By Jennifer Peltz NEW YORK -- Sniffling, groggy and afraid she had caught the flu, Diana Zavala dragged herself in to work anyway for a day she felt she couldn't afford to miss. A school speech therapist who works as an independent contractor, she doesn't have paid sick days. So the mother of two reported to... Continue Reading

  • Cold and Flu at Work On the Rise -- How to Avoid Them

    Cold and Flu at Work On the Rise -- How to Avoid Them

    Wearing a surgical mask to work might be a little extreme, but you should know that some extra precautions are necessary now that cold and flu season is in full swing. Nearly 36 million people, or nearly 12 percent of the U.S. population, report they're experiencing cold and flu like symptoms even as you read... Continue Reading

  • Top 10 Ways to Catch the Flu at Work

    Top 10 Ways to Catch the Flu at Work

    It's that time of year when simply hearing a co-worker sneeze can be enough to send waves of dread passing through the office as everyone braces themselves for another bout with the seasonal flu. The flu comes around every year, and although who gets sick and who doesn't often seems random, there are certain... Continue Reading