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How to Protect and Prepare Your Business From the Coronavirus

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Now spread outside of China, the coronavirus takes its toll worldwide. Along with South Korea, Italy, Mexico, Nigeria, France, and Germany, the United States has now confirmed signs of this deadly disease in its own home. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Wisconsin, Illinois, Florida, New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island have confirmed cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). As of March 2nd, there are 6 confirmed deaths in the US; however, in its current state, experts say that there will be a huge outbreak soon. This relentless virus brings a lot of chaos and bewilderment to many US citizens, and leaves many wondering what they can do to protect themselves. Citizens everywhere are stocking up on bleach, face masks, gloves, and disinfectant products. People worldwide are doing what they can to prevent the virus from entering their own homes and businesses.

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Accruals By Hours Worked – Satisfy Sick Time Requirements

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Many employers must use the by hours worked accrual rate to satisfy state and local sick time requirements. The laws that require employers to offer sick time also mandate the way in which that time accrues.

But that’s not its sole purpose. It is also a useful accrual rate for part time or temporary hourly employees because it helps keep employees from earning too much time off at times when they may not be working a regular schedule.

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Why You Need a Sick Time Policy for Salaried Employees

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Most companies offer sick leave to full time employees, since nearly 80% of full-timers get some sort of sick benefit. If your company doesn’t, there are a few reasons you might want to consider writing up a sick time policy for your salaried employees.

First, it makes it easier to deal with the legalities of exempt employee salary deductions. Second, the office is just healthier when sick people don’t come into the office and infect everybody else. It may seem counter intuitive, but paying an employee to stay home when they’re sick benefits your employees and your company a great deal.

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The California Paid Sick Leave Law – Accrual By Hours Worked

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California is one of several states which mandates paid sick leave. The paid sick leave law applies to all employers, regardless of size or number of employees.

The law sets guidelines about accruals and usage. This is not intended to interfere with a company’s current policy but to provide a minimum sick leave requirement to establish a sick leave policy for companies that didn’t already have one.

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How to Improve Productivity in Your Office by Reducing Sick Leave

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Contributed by Seb Atkinson.

In the US, employees take an average of 4.9 days off each year in sick leave, according to research by PwC. If you’re a small business, these days can really add up – if you have 100 employees for example, that could mean an average of 490 days are lost each year due to sickness. As a result, it can really pay to reduce this figure and improve productivity by empowering your staff to live healthier, happier lives. Read on to discover how to achieve this.

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