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2009-04-30 22:09:37

Repeatedly going to work when ill significantly boosts the chances of having to take long-term sick leave later, researchers in Denmark found. The researchers at Herning Hospital in Denmark randomly selected almost 12,000 Danes of working age who had been in continuous employment for at least one year, to answer questions on their attitudes toward work, preparedness to take time off when ill and general health. They were asked how many times in the preceding year they had gone to work ill...

2009-04-30 09:08:05

Sick at work -- a risk factor for long term sickness absence at a later date? Repeatedly going to work when ill significantly boosts the chances of having to take long term sick leave later on, reveals research published ahead of print in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Going to work when ill is an increasingly recognized phenomenon known as "sickness presence," but relatively little is known about the long term impact of this behavior. The researchers randomly selected...

2009-04-28 11:58:00

WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Institute for Women's Policy Research: As of this release, at least 50 cases of the swine flu have been confirmed in the United States with confirmed cases in six other countries, prompting the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise its pandemic alert level to Phase 4 for the first time since its creation. The U.S. government has declared a public health emergency, allowing the distribution of antiviral...

2009-03-02 04:00:00

Five Organizations Receive APA's Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards, Ten Honored for Best Practices WASHINGTON, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the impact of the economy can be felt across all industries, workplaces that continue to invest in employees during tough economic times reap rewards for employer and employees alike, reported the American Psychological Association (APA) at its Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards ceremony yesterday. Five organizations were...

2009-01-20 11:25:36

The European Court of Justice said employers must pay workers on sick leave up to four weeks of holiday pay after extended illnesses. A worker does not lose his right to paid annual leave which he has been unable to exercises because of sickness, the court said in its ruling, The Times of London reported. He must be compensated for his annual leave not taken, the court said. The ruling, protested by the business community as costly during an economic downturn, means the benefits of sick...

2009-01-08 14:06:54

A British business group said a Web site that instructs workers on how to call in sick is nothing to sneeze at. The impact of absence leave is greater on a small employer than on a larger organization, Stephen Alambritis, head of public affairs at the Federation of Small Businesses, Health Insurance and Protection, said Thursday. If a small business of four staff is suffering absence from one member then that equates to a 25 percent drop in resources for that business, Alambritis said. The...

2008-12-23 06:45:00

SUNRISE, Fla., Dec. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- On December 18, 2008, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a new Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) poster based on revisions published in November 2008. Employers with 50 or more employees, and all public sector employers, are required to update their mandatory employee and applicant labor law postings with new FMLA posters. The new FMLA poster outlines how the expanded FMLA provides job-protected leave for the spouses, children or parents of...

2008-12-19 08:00:00

Employers and employees prepare for revisions to Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act CHICAGO, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- New rules affecting the ability of employees to take time off to care for sick relatives and the rights of workers with disabilities to obtain workplace accommodations will take effect in January, and employers need to make sure they're prepared for these changes in two landmark employment laws. Chicago labor and employment law firm Franczek Radelet...

2008-10-17 09:00:23

Australian power utility Aurora Energy has finalized a new union-backed workplace agreement with its employees for the next three years. Voting on the new Aurora Energy agreement was completed, with 90% of employees who returned their ballots voting to approve the new agreement. Ted Bradshaw, Aurora's general manager of people and culture, said: "It provides employees with a guaranteed 14% pay rise over the next three years as well as providing important benefits such as 15 weeks paid...

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2008-10-04 10:00:00

British researchers reported Friday that employees who take extended sick leave for illnesses, even for common conditions like flu, are far more likely to die before those who do not. The study involved healthy government workers, and suggested that longer sick leaves for both minor and major illnesses could indicate serious health problems down the road. "It is not just down to serious medical conditions but it seems this relationship is seen across a wide range of common health problems,"...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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