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Good Question: How Much Sick Time Do We Take?

It’s the time of year when the sick list can get long. The common cold, the flu and strep throat can leave businesses a bit understaffed. So over the course of the year, how much sick time do we take? The average American worker is given about eight to 10 days of sick leave a year, but most people only take between 3 and 6.

12/04/2014

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Good Question: Should We Just Get Rid Of Sick Days?

The average worker gets eight days of sick leave a year, but most people take between three and six. So as more companies combine personal, vacation and sick days into one pot, should we just do away with sick days?

08/01/2013

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Champlin Woman Pleads Guilty To Stealing $50K From PTO

A Champlin woman pleaded guilty Friday to the charge of theft by swindle over $35,000 after being accused of taking money from a Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) fund. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office, 31-year-old Melissa O’Brien was the treasurer of Oxbow Elementary School’s PTO from September to December of 2012. In these months, O’Brien stole more than $50,000 by withdrawing cash, writing checks to herself and family members and setting up direct payments to her creditors.

07/03/2013

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