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  • Alan Kotok ,

    Working While Sick is Common

    Since we’re between flu seasons, concerns about encountering ill colleagues in the workplace have abated for now. But there’s reason to be concerned, even without an epidemic in the headlines: A large percentage of American workers apparently go to work while sick, including more than half of those without paid sick leave, according to… Read More
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    More Incentives for Small Businesses to Start Wellness Programs

    Among the provisions in the 2010 health care bill — officially, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — is one that offers grants to help small companies to start wellness programs for employees and offer rebates on health insurance for staff who enroll.  If they need more reasons, a study shows that wellness programs… Read More
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    Faculty Salaries Flat as Institutions Tighten Belts

    The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) today released its annual faculty compensation report for 2009-10, and it had little good news for American academics or those hoping to join their ranks. AAUP’s findings show the recession is cutting deep into campus finances at both public or private institutions, from community colle… Read More
  • Americas ,

    Paid Sick Leave Far From Universal

    In a New York Times Economix column this week, Steven Greenhouse tells about the large percentage of American workers do not get paid if they stay home sick. As a result, with the H1N1 and seasonal flu viruses among us, we can expect to encounter many people during the workday in less than the best… Read More
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    Help with Employee Financial Decisions in Your First Job

    One of the truly exasperating experiences one faces when starting a new job — especially your first job — is making all of those decisions about taxes, benefits, and retirement, often accompanied by a flurry of forms and very little time to think things through. The New York Times business section this past weekend offered… Read More