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Bryson Takes Medical Leave After Accidents

Will be out indefinitely 'during my illness,' he says

(Newser) - Commerce Secretary John Bryson is taking a medical leave after police said he was involved in three car accidents and cited him for felony hit-and-run . Commerce officials said he suffered a seizure. He's now taking an indefinite leave from his Cabinet post "during the period of my illness,... More »

Depressed Woman Parties on Facebook, Sick Leave Yanked

Canadian on sick leave posted party pics

(Newser) - After a year and a half on sick leave for depression, a Canadian woman lost her benefits—because of her Facebook page. Nathalie Blanchard says the insurance company that cut off her payments cited Facebook photos that show her partying at a Chippendales show, enjoying her birthday, and frolicking on... More »

Swine Flu Highlights Debate Over Paid Sick Leave

Half of US doesn't get sick pay; businesses defend policy

(Newser) - The second coming of swine flu has reignited the debate over paid sick leave. “You have all of our top officials saying, ‘Do the responsible thing. If you're sick, stay home,’” an advocate tells CNNMoney. “And at the same time, we have a country where... More »

Steve Jobs Back at Work

CEO spotted back on campus after 6 months absence on medical leave

(Newser) - Steve Jobs was back on the job at Apple yesterday after a six month medical leave for a liver transplant, according to CNBC. Company officials haven't been responding to phone calls and emails seeking to confirm Jobs' whereabouts, but the CEO was spotted by employees at Apple headquarters. More »

Health Forces Jobs to Take Leave From Apple

Problems 'more complex than I originally thought,' founder says

(Newser) - Saying his much-publicized medical problems are “more complex than I originally thought,” Apple founder Steve Jobs is taking a leave from the computer giant through June, the Wall Street Journal reports this afternoon. The 53-year-old survivor of pancreatic cancer said last week he had a hormonal imbalance. Chief... More »

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