What I would recommend is to get forms for the FMLA from your employer and get your doc to fill them out and get them back to HR. This is federal law to protect you. I work in the biggest steel mill in the US as a maintenance manager and my division manager got this all set up for me. Yes, I know that they could come up with some other lame reason to fire me but...I have a 3" binder filled with my clock in/out per week and when I call off FMLA it is with an email that I them forward to my house and it is put in that binder also. I have all yearly evaluations in there which have been good so far except this year. My division manager took care of that manager also. I guess what I am saying...as long as you are able to work...CYA. Since December 1st 08, I have only work 40 hours like 5 times. The other weeks were 32 or 24.
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