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Are You One Cold (Or Super Bowl Flu) Away From Being Fired?

Are You One Cold (Or Super Bowl Flu) Away From Being Fired?

Does a doctor's note protect you from dismissal for absence?

Think you can't be fired for being out sick if you have a doctor's note? You may be surprised how little legal protection you have. Here are your rights. Read More »

Nearly 1 In 10 Companies Let Workers Buy Extra Vacation Time

Nearly 1 In 10 Companies Let Workers Buy Extra Vacation Time

It's considered a perk, enabling workers more flexibility. Read More »

Can You Be Fired For Calling In Sick -- Even With A Doctor's Note?

Can You Be Fired For Calling In Sick -- Even With A Doctor's Note?

I recently received this question from a reader: Q: I have missed about a week and half of work due to being really sick. I can barely talk and have no voice. Keep in mind here my job is a telesales rep. I call people all day. Are they legally able to fire me even though I have a doctor's note every day I... Read More »

Shark Wrestler Paul Marshallsea Fired For Vacationing On Sick Leave

Shark Wrestler Paul Marshallsea Fired For Vacationing On Sick Leave

When a tourist was filmed yanking a 6-foot-long shark away from children, the 62-year-old became... Read More »

Retiring Postal Worker Deborah Ford: 44 Years, No Sick Days

Retiring Postal Worker Deborah Ford: 44 Years, No Sick Days

U.S. Post Service worker Deborah Ford retired this week with a perfect attendance record: 44 years on the job, without taking a single sick day. That means the 64-year-old Ford (above) logged just short of 11,000 workdays. Read More »

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... Read More »

Supreme Court Rules Workers Can't Sue States For Sick Leave

Supreme Court Rules Workers Can't Sue States For Sick Leave

By Jesse J. Holland WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that states can't be sued under the Family and Medical Leave Act for refusing to give an employee time off to recover from an illness. One justice said the decision "dilutes the force" of the law that allows millions of working Americans time... Read More »

Public Workers Get Boost From Sick Time 'Cash-Out'

Public Workers Get Boost From Sick Time 'Cash-Out'

Michael Hill Denny Johnston received more than a pension and a handshake when he retired from the Washington state corrections system in 2009. Because he used only a quarter of his sick days over a three-decade-long career, he was able to convert $15,000 of unused sick time into a tax-free account to pay... Read More »

Should Employers Be Required to Provide Paid Sick Leave?

Should Employers Be Required to Provide Paid Sick Leave?

Connecticut's passage of the nation's first statewide paid sick leave law has workers and business owners eyeing the trend to see its potential for adoption nationwide. In part, that's because Connecticut was the first state to pass a Family Medical Leave Act, which required employers to grant employees... Read More »

The Co-Worker Next to You is Probably Contagious

The Co-Worker Next to You is Probably Contagious

Remember when calling in sick used to be no big deal? In fact, you were tempted to use sick leave at the slightest hint of a sniffle, cough or headache. Well, that trend went out with the recession. These days, workers have so much on their plates and are so worried about keeping their jobs that they're... Read More »

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