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Flu season fuels debate over paid sick time laws

NEW YORK — An unusually early and vigorous flu season is drawing attention to a cause that has scored victories but also hit roadblocks in recent years: mandatory paid sick leave for a third of civilian workers — more than ...

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Ex-court worker loses FMLA fight

A former Maryland court employee’s $1 million lawsuit ended Tuesday in the U.S. Supreme Court, which held that states cannot be sued under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act’s self-care provision. Daniel Coleman, who was once the executive director ...

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Maryland reports first case of seasonal influenza

Maryland health officials are reporting the state’s first case of seasonal influenza. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced Friday that the first laboratory-confirmed case of seasonal influenza has been diagnosed in an adult in the Baltimore area. This ...

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Sick daze

It’s that time of year again: everyone I know is sick, myself included. Working in the courthouse is almost like working in a school — it feels like every pen, door handle and elevator button is covered in germs and, ...

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Panel: No follow-up on anthrax suspect’s mental illness

HAGERSTOWN — A court-ordered panel of experts said Wednesday that security investigators failed to follow up on signs of mental illness that should have prevented the apparent perpetrator of the deadly 2001 anthrax attacks from working with anthrax at the ...

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