What are the stipulations of short term disability?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Lancaster, PA

Will my employer pay my medical benefits while I am out on short term disability? Also, can they fire me if I have no FMLA available and I have to go out on short term disability?

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    Answered . Your employer has the right to notify the administrator of its health care plan of your separation as soon as it occurs. If you have FMLA leave left, that leave will help you by maintaining your coverage at your normal cost (as if employed) for a maximum of 12 weeks. Thereafter, the employer has not obligation to amintain your coverage unless it is the employer's policy (subject to change on short notice) or it is guaranteed by a written employment contract or collective bargaining agreement.

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    Answered . McGraw laid it out correctly.

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Employment law governs employee pay, non-discrimination policies, employment classifications, and hiring and firing at the federal, state, and local levels.

Employee benefits

Employee benefits are what employers offer their workers that is also an incentive to work for their company. This can include health and retirement benefits.

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