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Mixed messages from the NC Chamber

North Carolina’s best known business lobby seems to speaking out of both sides of its mouth when it comes to the issue of paid sick days.

On the one hand, the group is leading the charge against legislation that would require most employers to provide at least a few days per year to all employees.

On the other, its website has a prominent feature on its front page entitled: “Business Pandemic Flu Planning Checklist.” 

Click there and you’re redirected to a site (pandemicflu.gov) that lists the following recommendation as the number one tactic for preventing spread of the flu in the workplace:

“Encourage sick employees to stay at home.”

  

2 Comments


  1. Rob Schofield

    May 4, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    But perhaps that’s too harsh. The Chamber COULD be recommending that sick workers stay home WITHOUT pay. Guess that would be consistent — cruel, mean-spirited and Scrooge-like, but consistent.

  2. Jack Jolson

    May 6, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Perhaps the buisness could include sick paid days in a COLLECTIVE BARGAINING CONTRACT AGREEMENT. At least it is not illegal for the private sector.

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