Employee wants to return to work after non-work injury

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An employee is a passenger in a car accident. Employee spends a week in hospital with internal injuries. Employee is released from hospital to continue recouperation at home for several weeks.

As an employer, what obligations do I have to the employee? What requirements of the employee should I have met to protect myself and my company?

I believe a release from the employee's physician is required. What else should required?

Also, Am I obligated to return the employee to the same work title and/or pay. Am I obligated to hold a job position for the employee at all?

-- Mark (mark@asbargainbooks.com), October 07, 2003

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