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DC Restaurant Workers Win Key Battles, But War Has Yet to Be Won

Patrick McDermott | Posted 08.26.2014 | DC
Patrick McDermott

The Washington, D.C. restaurant industry is not only a haven for big shot restaurateurs, it's quickly becoming a strong industry for restaurant workers as well. Let's just take a look at some of the ways this is true.

Coping With Summer-Induced Focusing Problems

Jordan Hart | Posted 06.15.2014 | Comedy
Jordan Hart

As the majority of the nation emerges from their dormant hibernation -- with atrophied muscles and the demoralized demeanor of someone who's been punched in the stomach every hour for the last 175 days -- they'll be faced with a significant problem: the inability to focus at work.

Office Flu Etiquette

Diane Gottsman | Posted 02.03.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

With flu season in high gear, here are a few commonly asked questions for those in the corporate environment.

14 Genius Ideas The U.S. Should Seriously Consider Adopting

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 11.25.2013 | Business

You may think the U.S. is the greatest nation in the world, but let’s all admit it would be a whole lot greatester if we adopted some of these geniu...

These Are The Worst Sick Day Excuses We Have Ever Heard

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.26.2013 | Business

Roughly one-third of American workers have called in sick when they weren't actually ill, according to a recent survey. But what's even more strik...

How To Stay Home From School (According To An 8-Year-Old)

Wendi Aarons | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Wendi Aarons

1. Around 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, start coughing. When your mommy looks concerned and asks if you're OK, act casual. You're simply planting the seed, baby. Planting. The. Seed.

Lindsay Pattison: How We Combat Workplace Stress and Promote a Culture of Well-being

Lindsay Pattison | Posted 10.12.2013 | Business
Lindsay Pattison

All stress isn't bad stress -- just the right amount of pressure can be a powerful motivating force. But as employers, we have to look out for the warning signs of workplace stress among our staff, lead by example and inject a healthy dose of well-being and support into our company cultures.

Scott Chooses Mickey Mouse Over Working Moms

Posted 06.15.2013 | Miami

Despite letters from Gloria Steinem and strollers full of petitions left at his Tallahassee office, Rick Scott signed a law overriding any earned sick...

Companies Should Pay You to Stay Home With the Flu, Study Says

Posted 06.14.2013 | Healthy Living

By Jeffrey Kopman Dragging yourself out of bed, sneezing through rush hour traffic, and coughing your way from 9 to 5 instead of taking a sick da...

The Most Ridiculous Excuses For Missing Work

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.18.2013 | Business

It might not be uncommon for workers to fake a sick day just to skip work, but some apparently feel the need to get a little more creative, according ...

What's Behind the Momentum for Paid Sick Days?

Ellen Bravo | Posted 06.01.2013 | Business
Ellen Bravo

In just two weeks, the movement for paid sick days has seen three victories -- in Portland, Ore., Philadelphia, and most recently, New York City. Local coalitions in each place encountered fierce opposition, and yet the wave of wins continues. Why now?

10 TV Shows To Watch On Netflix

Erin Ruberry | Posted 04.23.2013 | TV
Erin Ruberry

Gone are the days when a sick day meant staying home to watch soap operas and daytime talk shows. Here are 10 of our favorite series to binge on next time we have a few hours -- or a few days -- to veg in bed.

'Achoo!' Should You Go to Work When You're Sick?

Bruce Weinstein | Posted 04.14.2013 | Business
Bruce Weinstein

You might feel that you're letting the team -- or yourself -- down, but there are lots of reasons not to work if you're not up to it.

Prioritizing Your Health in Your Work-Life Balance

Jordan Jayson | Posted 04.03.2013 | Business
Jordan Jayson

I recently came back from CES in Las Vegas, where one of the biggest trends coming out of the show was Digital Health. I was inspired, and I decided this would be a great New Year's Resolution. One week later I forgot everything I learned.

The Reason Your Co-Workers Are Making You Sick

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 11.16.2012 | Money

Beware: there is a very good chance that your coworker is sick and may even be contagious. Close to 80 percent of office workers show up to work e...

Worst Sick Day Excuses Of 2012

The Huffington Post | Janean Chun and Drew Guarini | Posted 10.11.2012 | Small Business

When you've been up all night trying to process "The Hunger Games" or coaching your dog through a nervous breakdown, you probably don't feel up to goi...

The Ethics Of A Sick Nanny

Lisa Belkin | Posted 09.23.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

It seems cruel to dismiss someone for missing work frequently due to chronic health issues. On the other hand, I am using all my own sick days to be here when she isn't.

Europeans Who Get Sick On Vacation Can Take Another One, Court Rules

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.25.2012 | Business

We've all been there: You’re eagerly waiting to take off on a well-earned vacation, only the person next to you on the plane can’t stop sneezing. ...

Court Rules: Sick On Vacation? Take Another Vacation

New York Times | Paul Geitner | Posted 06.22.2012 | Money

BRUSSELS — For most Europeans, almost nothing is more prized than their four to six weeks of guaranteed annual vacation leave. But it was not clear ...

A Surprising Consequence Of The Recession

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 05.31.2012 | Business

Sick days seem to be a thing of the past -- and the weak economy may be to blame. In the first three months of 2011, sick days accounted for an ave...

Dave Jamieson

Dem Calls For Higher Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Days For All

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Legislation introduced by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) on Thursday included a litany of measures aimed at boosting income for low-wage worke...

Momfession: 'My Kids' Flu Might Kill Me'

Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh | Posted 05.20.2012 | Parents
Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh

There is something about sick children that gets at the core of parenting. They exhaust you, but you keep caring for them. They smell disgusting, and you love them anyway. These beings you created are broken, and it is up to you to set them right.

Should You Network While Sick?

Kat Griffin | Posted 05.09.2012 | Women
Kat Griffin

How do you handle networking and client development when you're sick?

GRAPHIC: You'll Never Guess How Many People Skip Work Because Of Stress

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.08.2012 | Business

The modern workplace can be stressful, so much so that many decide to skip out on it every day. On an average day, 1 million Americans call in sick...

Every Worker Deserves Sick Days - That Includes You

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 04.08.2012 | Chicago
Kenzo Shibata

Many friends and acquaintances have told me, "In the private sector, we don't get to roll over our sick days like teachers do." We tend to aim for the lowest common denominator in what we consider proper working conditions.