Tag: flu

Ask the Experts: Flu and FMLA

Question: Is the common flu considered a serious health condition under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)? Answer: Most cases of the common flu do not meet the definition of “serious health condition” and would not be eligible for Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave. Some cases of the flu, however, are severe…

9 Treats, No Tricks

What We’re Reading – October 2018 We scour the web for interesting and actionable HR news and information, so you don’t have to. Here are 9 curated stories that caught our attention this month. Politics at Work Election day is looming, and the midterm elections are on the minds of many Americans, making political conversations…

Question: Can we require our employees to get flu shots? Answer: While there is no law that prohibits employers from mandating flu shots — and in some states, the law requires all healthcare workers to get flu shots — you should carefully determine if the benefits to your business outweigh the risks. There has been…

This year’s flu season is a rough one. Although the predominant strains of this year’s influenza viruses were represented in the vaccine, they mutated, which decreased the effectiveness of the immunization. The flu then spread widely and quickly, and in addition, the symptoms were severe and deadly. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…