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Two women talking employers can and should provide employees with their 12 weeks of FMLA leave in addition to workers’ compensation where appropriate. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The workers’ compensation system is designed to provide employees with wage replacement and medical care, but does not provide injured employees with job protection. However, there are other laws that may apply to injured employees, particularly those employees who are unable to return to work. The two most common are the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This article discusses how these laws can overlap with workers’ compensation, and how employers and their counsel can minimize the risk of liability.

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