Madison, NY asked in Workers' Compensation and Employment Law for New York

Q: FMLA and Workmass Compisation

I have a open worker's compensation case for my lower back. I have FMLA on my self for it due to pain. I loose time roughly 8hrs per week from my comp injury. Is it possible to get reimbursed for any of the FLMA time i use for my comp injury?

1 Lawyer Answer
James Francis Barna
James Francis Barna
  • Cazenovia, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: There is no requirement under the Family and Medical Leave Act to be compensated for time off for treatment. However, your employer is supposed to coordinate the protections of the FMLA and Workers' Compensation. If your employer chooses to compensate for FMLA leave, or if you have paid sick leave or vacation benefits that you wish to use for this leave, your employer is supposed to allow this.

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