A Kansas City broadcast journalist wanted to alert his bosses that he needed a day off. Instead, he told nearly everyone at his national company.
The so-called "Flex" work bill would allow companies to flout existing laws that benefit workers.
I've never been much a rule follower. I'll fudge my daughter's age at overpriced theme parks, talk my way into a free trial class, knowing I have no intention of signing up and bypass rules of the road (The rolling stop is a favorite move of mine as is right on red, no u-turn... Basically, I'm a menace to society.).
A new rule released Thursday will assure that workers under federal contracts can get a week of paid sick leave each year.
Many think taking sick days is a sign of weakness.
How did our moms deal with our annoying asses when we were sick? What were we like when we were challenging little people? Did we tend to spike fevers? Did we curl up beside them in the fetal position for comfort? Unfortunately for us, we can't pick up the phone and ask them anymore. A few years ago, both suffered cruel deaths at age 64 with their shattered daughters by their sides.
Here's how it would work.