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How long is flu contagious?

How long is flu contagious?

People with flu are most contagious in the first three to four days after their illness begins. Most healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick.

Do I get paid JobKeeper if I’m sick?

Employees are entitled to receive the JobKeeper Payment while being on paid or unpaid leave (such as annual leave, maternity leave, sick leave) as long as they: meet the eligibility criteria.

Does sick leave reset every year?

Full-time and part-time employees accumulate sick and carer’s leave during each year of employment. It starts accumulating from an employee’s first day of work and is based on their ordinary hours of work. The balance at the end of each year carries over to the next year.

How many sick days are legal?

Alberta: Five unpaid days for sick leave or for family care responsibilities after 90 days of employment with the same employer. New Brunswick: Five unpaid days of sick leave after 90 days with the same employer and three unpaid days of leave for care responsibilities.

Can an employer deny sick time?

If you are sick for a day, can an employer refuse the day off and require you to come in anyways? A medical certificate or other documentation is not required by legislation in order to take personal and family responsibility leave, however, employers can establish their own policies for documentation.

Can you be forced to work if you call in sick?

Right to sick leave without being ‘punished’ Provided that sufficient proof of illness is provided to your employer and your employer is informed as soon as practicable of your intention to take sick leave, you cannot be forced to work from home whilst on sick leave.

Should I use all of my sick days?

It’s flu and cold season, and that means some of you will be showing up to work coughing and sneezing. If your workplace doesn’t give you adequate paid sick days, that is awful and we feel for you. That’s why your goal this year should be using up all your sick days. …

What happens if I don’t use my sick hours?

If it is not used up by the end of the year, sick leave rolls over and accumulates just like annual leave, so those workers blessed with strong immune systems can accrue large balances. For those who do work in these industries, sick leave can be cashed out as long as the worker is left with at least 15 sick days.

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