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Is it required to have a release before returning to work per doctors orders

A:  To protect itself from any potential liability, it would stand to reason that an employer would want the employee to be "cleared" for work, especially considering the duration of the absence. Not knowing the purpose of the meeting, I would have to say that the employer has every right to see for itself whether or not you are in a good condition to return to work. I hope this clarifies the matter for you. Thank you for using Webanswers as your source....

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Can an supervisor demand a doctor''s excuse after you have already returned to work ?

A:  in the US: they can ask for an excuse with or without a written policy, and regardless of how they have dealt with other employees. since he is in management he is held to a higher standard BUT he should still be treated fairly and in the same manner as any other manager....... the fact that they either don''t have a policy or have not enforced it in a consistent manner will only be relevant if they terminate him. if they do terminate him the fact that they have failed to be consistent with this policy will play in his favor when/if he files for unemployment. It depends upon what the written policy of the Company he works for states. Without a policy a supervisor cannot treat different people in different manners. Normally the policy would state that any absence of...

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jury duty and work

A:  Depends on the laws of your state, which you didn't identify despite the request in the posting instructions that you do so. Also, this isn't really a "current legal event." It depends on the law of the jurisdiction in which you are going to serve, assuming your employer is also located in that state. In DC, for example, employers are required to give their employees the time off from work for jury duty if jury duty takes place during the normal working hours. (The employer does not have to pay the employee for those days, however.) If your hours are a different shift so...

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return to work

A:  Not good to tell too much. You would have been better off sticking with the one fainting spell and the ankle. If both doctors have released you to go to work and you are not on worker"s comp they cannot force you to go see their doctor.  The employer does not have to pay you for days missed after short term disability stops. If they will not let you go back to work with the two doctor releases than call the Department of Labor and see what they can do to help you. They cannot legally terminate you for a failure to return from medical leave because you got releases from doctors and tried to return and were not allowed to do so. I would talk to an...

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How many hours can I work per shift before returning to work

A:  They really like to see 8 hours in between shifts that way they have gotten lagit sleep and rest if it doesn't allow for this could cause a accident at work...

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Can my employer fire me if I am on holiday and my passport was stolen and can''t return to work on time?

A:  depends on whether you have followed company procedures. Did you let them know as soon as possible that you would not be back on due date. While it is not your fault you were the victim of a crime it is not your employer''s either and they have a business to run. It''s never a good idea to listen to grapevines - get the facts from the person who has the knowledge and authority to make the decision. HR or your line manager would be a good place to start. However I would not expect to get paid while you are off. It does seem odd that you have not got a passport yet. If you are deemed to be on unautorised absence then you could be dismissed depending on company policies. Without doubt they will want proof of the passport theft. there''s something wrong with the world if they can It would be...

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How many hours can I work per shift before returning to work. when I'm on salary?

A:  No there is no such law that dictates time off in between shifts but any risk manager is going to tell your boss he should change his ways. If you get hurt on the job and it is determined that the lack of rest was a contributng factor, any fine by OSHA can be multiplied by up to five times....

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return to work as "new hire". Legal? Massachusetts

A:  Yes it is legal if they do this with anyone that is out for 12 weeks. What they are doing in effect, is allowing employees their 12 weeks of FMLA leave and when they don''t return, terminating them. Once they want to return, they have to come in as a rehire. Another point I just thought of, they really should treat all new hires this way. Say John left for a better company and 10 weeks later decided the grass wasn''t greener and came back, he should start over at square one as well. If not, then they are treating people on FMLA worse than the general employee population, which may be viewed as illegal. Any chance he is a member of a union and subject to a CBA? NO. I''m afraid theres no Union. It just seems really unfair. There were 8 other...

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MMI and ablility to return to work

A:  The Family & Medical Leave act gives workers upto 12 weeks of job protection while out on a work injury. Make sure your employment is covered by FMLA. http://www.dol.gov/esa/whd/fmla/ Having a work injury claim does not protect a worker from termination. While an employer cannot retaliate for filing claim, there is no immunity from job loss by having a work injury. If your doctor believes you have recovered without ratable impairment or you disagree about the impairment you can request a second opinion. If you doctor releases you to return to

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return To work- return of Problems

A:  You must first get the medical treatment you need. You can explaoin to the doctor your circumstances and see if he/she will support a workers' compensation claim. You must tell the doctor that you t returned to work and that your new work duties are causing you problems. If the doctor will not support you on this, then go via your private insurance and take care of your condition. Don't put the cart before the horse....