Is time off on approved worker's comp claim counted as FMLA time as well?

I am being told by my employer that even tho I am off work on an approved worker's comp injury that they are also counting this time off against the FMLA time off provisions. Is this proper?

1 answer  |  asked Dec 29, 2011 4:00 PM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

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Bruce Elfvin
I know that there are detailed regulations on the FMLA issued by the Department of Labor. I am familiar that an employer can require an employee on FMLA to use accrued sick days and vacation days to cover FMLA leave, I do not do workers comp matters, so I cannot answer this inquiry without reserching the regulations. Somehow, my impression is that Workers Compensation time off is a little different than FMLA leave.

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posted by Bruce Elfvin  |  Dec 31, 2011 10:36 AM [EST]

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