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sick

1. inclined or likely to vomit
2. 
a. suffering from ill health
b. (as collective noun; preceded by the): the sick
3. 
a. of, relating to, or used by people who are unwell
b. (in combination): sickbed
4. deeply affected with a mental or spiritual feeling akin to physical sickness
5. mentally, psychologically, or spiritually disturbed
6. an informal word for vomit
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And while sick-leave proponents figured that any added costs to businesses would be minimal--since the costs of sick pay would be offset by increased productivity--the partnership study projected $789 million a year in added costs.
the country's largest private employer, was recently criticized by the National Labor Committee for its sick-leave policy, which includes giving demerits to workers when they miss work because of illness.
Evelyn Becker, a partner at O'Melveny & Myers, says after the ordinance there went into effect last fall, she counseled clients on carefully examining their sick-leave policies to ensure compliance because the qualifying conditions are so broad.
At a time when Massachusetts' economic well-being depends on promoting private-sector growth, a legislative committee's plan to micromanage sick-leave policy in the private sector is ill-conceived.
Both Harley and Kerry received sick-leave time donated by their co-workers.