Need Sick leave info Please

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  1. LEGCHECK53

    LEGCHECK53 Member

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    I have to go on sick leave for 9 weeks for surgery the union had me get a withdraw card they say I will still get insurance and disability of 300 a week I just won't have to pay dues while off work are they telling me the truth on this. also will they still go to bat for me with my employer it there is a problem it I have a withdraw card I don't want to make a mistake on this since we need the insurance we are with central states I have been off for other surgerys before but never got a withdraw card before thanks for you help :smilies 19296:
     
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  2. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    They are telling you the right thing to do. If off on long term comp you should do the same, they do not hold it against you and it saves you money at a time when you need to cut back as much as you can.
     
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    mysticobra Just here.

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    True.
    Get the withdrawal card.
    They still cover your butt.
    I was out nine months.
    You certainly do not want to get hit up with dues for the time you were off on your first check back if you don't withdraw.
     
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  4. albag

    albag Pray for peace!

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    Why aren't you using FMLA?
     
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    SAC75 Well-Known Member

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    To take that much time off wouldn't you have too? With YRC's sickness policies anyway.
     
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    mysticobra Just here.

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    Fmla would be used if problems occur intermittently. After surgery and while back to work off disability.
    Do not use them concurrently.
    It's a waste of fmla time if used together with disability time.
    If your on fmla while on disability your just burning fmla days up for nothing. Once you burn em all up you have to work 1200 hours to start the cycle again. Get more fmla leave.
    Disability and fmla should be used separately.
    Been through it. Have experience with both.
     
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    Ha had heart attack in march that's what I did union got me a withdraw card u be on short disability good for 6 months ins well be paid through team care u get $277 a week every 2 weeks the doctor have to fill out paper saying. Can't work I had ATFLack they sent me $8100 so good luck
     
  8. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The only advantage I can see to going FMLA is that your health insurance is paid while you're out. It sounds like his health insurance is covered as mine is if I go out on personal injury. FMLA can be used to care for your wife or parent(s) if necessary so I would save it for just in case. I don't know where you are or what your unemployment laws are there but...in PA if I get a doctor's release for light duty and the company won't give me light duty I am eligible for unemployment, which pays better than short term disability. This applies if and when the company does offer light duty for those injured on the job. I have yet to see a company that will provide light duty work for those who are not injured on the job.
     
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    I was just off in march for 6 weeks surgey they sent me a letter saying they took 6 weeks fmla even though I did not sigh up for it I just got short term disability now I will be off 9 weeks for another surgery I guess they will take more of fmla even though I did not sign any paperwork for it I will be over on my 12 weeks fmla I don't know if they can fire me I have been here 25 yrs I don't know how that fmla works I just always got short term disability you can be off 6 months any they pay my insurance I have had a lot of surgerys in the past I have never ever signed any fmla paperwork they also never took my vacation time will being off work I always had it when I came back to work. thanks for your help
     
  10. mysticobra

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    Call HR. If you never turned in the paperwork for. Fmla and they are using it. I'm sure it's against the law. Fmla laws and following them is serious. They know it.
    Look into it. Don't let them walk all over you over it.
     
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    Cab Lizzard Well-Known Member

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    I would get with your local .
     
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    mysticobra Just here.

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    Ya. Certainly.
     
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    Dock Holliday New Member

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    Just something to think about for the future, I have suplemental insurance. It covers my pay. If a Dr says i need off work for more than 2 weeks i fax the paper work to them and they cut me a check for the amount of time i will be off. You dont have to pay income tax on the money they send you and you can collect it for up to six months. I only took out the policy thats equivilant to the bring home on $50k/year because i can get by on that and i just wanted peace of mind if I got hurt bills would be paid but you can take out more. Its right around $15/week. It comes right out of my pay check.
     
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    Preexisting medical problems kept me out of it. Aflac! Quack!
     
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    Get withdrawal card. All is good..
     

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