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Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, lie, lie

Monday, March 15, 2010, 3:00 AM
Does your company's sick pay policy allow you to take off when your kids are sick, or do you do what many folks do in that scenario -- start coughing, call the boss and lie, lie, lie? All the proposed federal, state and city legislation on earned sick time allows paid sick time to be used by the person... Read more

The flu plate special

Friday, March 12, 2010, 4:00 AM
It's not fun to think about eating at the Queen Village restaurant where Maureen works as a server. She can get time off for being sick, but only if she finds someone to fill her shift. "I've gone to work with the flu," she said, in an article I wrote in today's Philadelphia Inquirer on paid... Read more
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