Rules allow employers to send sick workers home

10/31/2013 | FindLaw

Businesses can legally require obviously sick workers to go home as they might pose a hazard to themselves and others, Brett Snider writes. But given that missed work can mean no pay for the time workers are away from the job, an employer should institute a sick policy that "is both consistent and compassionate, as you hope that sick employees will eventually return to work," Snider writes.

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