Posts made in March, 2012


Car Wreck & Police Report


Posted By on Mar 29, 2012

Do I need a Police report if a car crash is not my fault? If I’m in a auto wreck, it’s not my fault, and the other person admits fault, do I still need to call and wait for the Police to come to the scene, do an investigation and write a report? The answer is “yes”. If you are in an auto wreck and you are injured, then calling the Police and getting a report done should be a priority (right after obtaining...

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Is FMLA Paid Work Leave?


Posted By on Mar 29, 2012

Is my work leave under Family Medical Leave Act paid? The answer is “no”. The FMLA, if you qualify, provides for up to 12 weeks of Unpaid leave from work due to a death, health problem or injury (family member or parent), or the birth or adoption of a child. Now, the employee may have stored up vacation, sick or other accumulated work leave that is paid that he/she can take instead of FMLA or that the employer may allow...

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Pregnancy Leave under FMLA


Posted By on Mar 29, 2012

Can I take FMLA leave for a pregnancy? The answer is “yes”. A pregnant woman, or her husband, can take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave off work due to the pregnancy and birth or adoption of a child.

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Workers’ Comp & Job Loss


Posted By on Mar 20, 2012

Can I lose my job when I file for Workers’ Compensation? Under Oklahoma law you cannot be fired just because you had a work injury, sought medical care for the on-the-job injury, sought legal advise for a job injury claim and/or filed a claim under Worker’s Compensation. Also, if you suffer a work injury, then a physician takes you off work to heal or recuperate (making you temporarily totally disabled) your employer...

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Job Discrimination – how to prove?


Posted By on Mar 14, 2012

How can I prove job discrimination at my work? Few employers come right out and say it, right? Sometimes yes and sometimes no. First, ask if your employer falls within the federal anti-discrimination laws (15 or employees within 75 miles, etc.,) and if you are within one of the protected categories that fall under the anti-discrimination laws (harassed or fired due to your race, gender, pregnancy, age, disability, religion, ethnic...

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