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Managing Workers’ Compensation Leave

As a follow-up to our earlier post regarding FMLA abuse, I wanted to provide a quick reminder regarding workers’ compensation leave.  If an employee’s workplace injury or illness also qualifies as a serious health condition under the FMLA (and it usually will), consider counting any time away from work as a result of that condition as FMLA leave.  Doing this will help to avoid situations where an employee is off work for a workers’ comp issue only to return to work with the full 12 weeks of leave available under the FMLA that can be used for non-workers’ comp conditions.

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