Issue 366, 2016 December/2017 January (University Edition)

This issue includes:
 Care Gap Alerts: Cervical Cancer with Dr. Ronald Alvarez
 Don’t Let Heartburn Scorch Your Holidays
 Hold the Stuffing Final Weigh-ins
 Holiday Celebrations
 Recipe: Pear and Goat Cheese Crostini
 and much more!
 Issue 366, 2016 December/2017 January (University Edition)

What to Do When an Employee Comes to Work Sick

If you think the employee has one of the following conditions, ask the employee to wear a surgical face mask and report to Occupational Health as soon as possible.
 Chicken Pox
 Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
 Pink Eye (mask not needed)
 It is recommended that people not be in the workplace when they have a fever and respiratory symptoms. You should let your employees know this recommendation and encourage them to use sick time when appropriate.

What to do When an Employee Calls in Sick

If your employee is out more than 3 consecutive days, or plans to be out that long, notify the employee that the condition might qualify for FMLA. The FMLA request and approval process includes medical certification in which the treating provider provides appropriate documentation to HR of the individual's severity of illness. Other than FMLA documentation, please do not request doctor's notes for sick time use. A doctor's note is not required for an employee to use sick time and will not change whether the absence counts as an occurrence.