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I thought I would get paid 80% of my salary during the time, but now I've heard I don't get paid anything. Is that true?
Your employer is not required to pay you for the time you take off under the FMLA. Some companies chose to pay their employees, but they do not have to. Here is some further information on the FMLA: http://www.dol.gov/whd/fmla/
I agree. You may also want to look into whether your employer has a short or long-term disability plan and, if so, whether you qualify for any wage replacement under it.
Employment Employee benefits FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) and employees Sick leave and work hours
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