David Barron, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment Department, discusses the best way to prevent employees from using sick time for personal matters on FastCompany.com. In particular, David cites company culture as a prominent feature in any business's personal time policies. David explains that, "In some companies, taking time off is viewed as a necessary part of healthy living, and actively encouraged. In other cultures, absent employees are a real hardship, and time off is frowned upon unless absolutely necessary." In order to manage these competing interests of healthy living and productivity, David advises that, "The key is to find a happy medium where employees are allowed to use time off without interfering with the operational needs of the company."
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