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<i>Dear Workforce</i> What Can We Do When an Employee Has Exhausted the Leave-of-Absence Time Allowed by Our Workers' Comp Policy?

August 29, 2011
Related Topics: Workers' Compensation, Medical Benefits Law, Benefit Design and Communication, Disabilities, Dear Workforce, Compensation, Benefits
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We have an employee who has been on workers' compensation for two years now—the claim is grandfathered under our old policy, but it's since changed. Now, when injured employees are on workers' compensation, they receive two-thirds of their pay and must use sick days and vacation to cover the remaining one-third. May we begin requiring the injured employee to use personal time? —Sick About This, benefits coordinator, mining/oil/gas, Illinois
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