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

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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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Personal Relationships with Co-workers Have Benefits – and Pitfalls

Aren’t there rules about getting too close at work?

If there are, most people aren’t following them. A recent survey conducted by LinkedIn found that 95% of working professionals believe it’s a good idea to be friends with co-workers, and 63% hang out outside of the office.

Welcome to the workplace of 2019, where personal relationships between co-workers are the norm, and even romantic liaisons aren’t necessarily frowned upon. In fact, many employers actually have policies around colleagues dating, which varies from company to company.

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A Guide for Managing Workplace Immigration Rules

As the debate around immigration reform heats up, many employers are worried.

Their concerns, however, stem less from the issues the media tends to focus on, such as President Trump's plan to build a wall along the Mexican border or illegal immigration. Instead, what’s impacting employers is changing legal immigration rules and procedures.

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