Before going on medical leave I was getting 35 hours.  I was off on medical leave for 3 weeks and went back to work and found my hours cut to 30 hours a week.

Posted  11-06-2013

Ann Kiernan replies:

If you were taking leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, then you are “entitled to be returned to the same position the employee held when leave commenced, or to an equivalent position with equivalent benefits, pay, and other terms and conditions of employment.”  29 C.F.R. §825.214.  However, if hours were generally cut from 35 to 30 while you were away, then you are not entitled to your original schedule.  29 C.F.R. §825.216(a)(2).

You may want to consult a local employment attorney about your rights.  Good luck.

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