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Study links rheumatoid arthritis to work absence

Horsham, PA – Employees who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis are 30 percent more likely to miss work than those who do not have the disorder, according to a recent study from pharmaceutical company Janssen Scientific Affairs.
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VPP Bill signing

Virginia makes VPP permanent

Falls Church, VA – Virginia will become the first state in the nation to codify the Voluntary Protection Programs so that it becomes a permanent fixture of the state's workplace safety program, once recently approved legislation is enacted July 1.
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Thomas Perez

DOL to fund studies on paid leave

Washington – The Department of Labor is working to strengthen its efforts to ensure workers have access to paid time off for medical emergencies and other issues.
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