Your employer MUST observe the doctor's restrictions and provide work with in the restrictions or tell you to stay home and pay you TTD. You need an experienced WC attorney to enforce those restrictions.
As regards the dress code, consult an employment law attorney or check with the WC carrier. I would think that any employer who mandated employees expose themselves to exponentially greater injury (by requiring that yo perform hazardous tasks virtually without shoes) would find their WC rates exponentially higher or be uninsurable.
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I agree with the previous answer. The employer must abide by the physicians restrictions but this happens to my clients fairly regularly. Next time you are at the drs office let the dr know that they are not doing what he has asked so that maybe he or she will call the employer.
I don't think the situation will change until you hire a WC Attorney to enforce your rights and their obligations. You have to decide whether to accept it, or change it.
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