It’s Peak Flu Season. Here’s What Employers Should do Now

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Jay Starkman CEO Engage PEO on Flu Season What Employers Should Do
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It’s Peak Flu Season. Here’s What Employers Should do Now

The U.S. is in the height of flu season, which means employers are likely to see an influx of employees coughing, sneezing and spreading germs in the office. Aside from passing a box of tissues, employers may be wondering what they are legally permitted to do when their workers get sick.

One benefit that is becoming increasingly relevant is paid sick leave. Several cities and states — including Arizona, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Chicago and others — have paid sick leave laws on the books. But while many companies offer paid sick leave as a benefit, there is no federal paid sick leave law. Paid sick leave laws may remove some incentive for sick workers to report to work, making the illness less likely to spread to the rest of the workforce.

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By Jay Starkman and Robert Dominguez. As published in Employee Benefit News

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5 Common Worst Practices Bosses Need to Abandon Now

"Put more emphasis on managing your organization’s culture than on (micro) managing your employees."

Engage's Alex Nadal, assistant general counsel and HR consultant, speaks to Fast Company about the dangers of micromanagement.

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Your Pet Will Be Fine. Don’t Sacrifice Your Vacation Time

Engage CEO, Jay Starkman, speaks to Bloomberg Law on trends in paid leave, and vacation perks employers should consider.

From covering vacation costs to floating holidays, “the magic bullet is flexibility,” Starkman said.

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