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Automatic PTO Cash-Out for Team Members
With More Than 240 PTO Hours
An annual automatic cash-out of Paid Time Off (PTO) hours occurs
for all eligible team members in the pay period following the pay period that includes February 1, 2014.
All Orlando Health team members whose PTO hours exceed 240 will receive the cash-out in pay period 5 to bring their balance back to 240. The cash-out will be paid in a separate check or separate deposits for team members with direct deposit, on Monday, March 3, 2014. Keep in mind that the cash-out is subject to all applicable taxes and retirement savings plan contributions. Click here to read more.
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
March is colorectal cancer awareness month. What is Colorectal Cancer you ask? Colorectal cancer is defined as cancer of the colon or rectum. In 2013, 142,000 people were diagnosed with the disease and it was estimated that 50,830 would die from the disease in 2013. With March being colorectal cancer awareness month you may ask, Am I at risk?
Below is a list of risk factors:
People age 50 and older
People who smoke
People who are overweight or obese, especially those who carry fat around their waists
People who aren’t physically active
People who drink alcohol in excess, especially men
People who eat a lot of red meat (such as beef, pork or lamb) or processed meat (such as bacon, sausage, hot dogs or cold cuts)
People with personal or family histories of colorectal cancer or benign (not cancerous)colorectal polyps
People with personal histories of inflammatory bowel disease (such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease)
People with family histories of inherited colorectal cancer or inherited colorectal problems Knowing the early signs and symptoms is important
Bleeding from the rectum or blood in or on the stool
Change in bowel habits
Stools that are more narrow than usual
General problems in the abdomen, such as bloating, fullness or cramps
Diarrhea, constipation or a feeling in the rectum that the bowel movement isn’t quite complete
Weight loss for no apparent reason
Being tired all the time
How can I prevent it?Click here to read more.
Workers Compensation and the Family
Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Sometimes an injured team member is taken out of work by a workers
comp provider for medical reasons and may be placed on a leave of absence. FMLA allows eligible team members to take a leave of absence for up to 12 weeks during this time without losing his/her position. To be eligible, it must involve an illness, injury, impairment or physical or mental condition that prevents the team member from performing the functions of his/her position. Under FMLA, a team member may take up 12 weeks of medical leave in any 12 month period. This period is measured backward from the first day of the leave.. Click here to read more.
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