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Welcome to Cold and Flu (or FMLA) Season

‘Tis the season for the flu bug to march through workplaces all over the country. As such, some employees (and employers) might be wondering whether the flu would qualify for FMLA protections. The answer: Generally not, but it could.

As is the case for answers to many employment-related questions, much will depend upon the specific facts...

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Common Cold Can Be Contagious for Longer Than You Think

The winter months are commonly associated with decreasing temperatures and increasing cases of the common cold. Typically, symptoms of the common cold come on gradually, and may start with a sore throat or irritated sinuses.

According to Healthline, when you have a cold, you’re contagious approximately one to two days before symptoms start and can...

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Catto & Catto Receives Healthy Workplace Recognition

We are excited to announce that we have been fortunate enough to be one of 50 San Antonio area employers recognized at the 2017 Healthy Workplace Recognition Program. The Healthy Workplace Recognition Program, an initiative of the San Antonio Business Group on...

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TX Regulators Say Work Comp Costs Down 63%

In Texas, the average premium for each $100 of payroll dropped from $2.32 in 2003 to $0.86 in 2015. The fact that fewer employees are filing workers’ compensation claims (a 28% drop since 2004) has also contributed to the decline in premium costs. Non-fatal injury rates are also down 46% since 2005, an indication that employers are making workplaces safer. “With...

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2 Chronic Conditions That Can Cause Cancer

New research suggests that nearly 6 percent of cancers (792,600 cancer cases) can be at least partly attributed to obesity and diabetes. The study, which was published online on The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology website, states that diabetes and...

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