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Article posted: 2/10/2013 7:15 AM

Career Coach: A prescription for sick employees

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Some firms reward employees for working so many days without an absence, but this can lead to some employees coming to work when they are sick.


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The CDC also estimates that, on average, seasonal flu outbreaks cost employers in the United States $10.4 billion in direct costs of hospitalizations and outpatient visits, which doesn't even count the indirect costs due to lost productivity and absenteeism. The heaviest period of the flu season is upon us, so it may get worse. So what's an employer to do?
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