Saint Petersburg, FL asked in Workers' Compensation for Florida

Q: I'm on workers comp and have been put on light duty. My employer doesn't call me every day to come in.

Today, they withdrew my entire pay from last week, from my bank account, putting me hundreds in the negative. I only work when they call. Can they do that?

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Domenic J. Celeste
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Domenic J. Celeste
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • West Palm Beach, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: I'd highly recommend that you consult with an attorney that's licensed to practice law in Florida and that regularly handles workers' compensation cases because your question raises a bunch of questions that would be best suited for a telephone conference. It's hard to answer your question without having more information. Basically, though, your employer has to offer you work under your work restrictions and, if they don't, you may be entitled to work comp checks. What's concerning to me is that, according to your question, your employer somehow was able to access and withdraw money they've already paid you from your account. You really need to talk to an attorney asap.

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