Topic of the Week
Infectious Diseases and the Workplace
Getting sick can sometimes cause far more problems with your employer than you might imagine. Can you be fired for getting sick, or forced to stay home when a family member is sick? What do you do if you contract a serious contagious illness? It is impor
Blog of the Week
Trump’s NLRB Quietly Makes It Riskier To Wear Union Schwag at Work
The Republican-controlled National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ended 2019 by rolling back another round of Obama-era regulations and handing down a number of pro-employer decisions. One of those rulings restricts workers from wearing union buttons and other pro-labor insignia.
Thought for the Week
"You can’t take care of yourself if you are the go-to for everyone else...it can feel good in the moment to be a colleague’s go-to for a work request, but it can create an inescapable loop because when the moment passes. By overloading yourself with other people’s work requests to feel valuable you are creating a situation where you can’t care for yourself anymore. You may come to work sick or turn down much-needed vacations. Recovery is key to career success.You’re investing in your future self, you’re investing in your energy, you need that recovery time to recharge your batteries. "
–Lisa Orbé-Austin; licensed psychologist
List of the Week
from Robert Half
Sickness in the Workplace
- 90% of Americans show up to work sick.
- 54% of employees go to work sick because they have too much work to do.
- 40% of employees go to work sick because they don't want to use their sick days.
Top Five News Headlines
- Is workplace rudeness on the rise?
- 'Girl boss': When empowerment slogans backfire
- Chipotle fined $1.3 million over child labor abuses
- EEOC Member Lipnic Won’t Seek New Term on Civil Rights Panel
- A Reporter's Suspension After Tweeting About Kobe Bryant's Dismissed 2004 Rape Case, Offers a Teachable Moment in Workplace Ethics