If I’m out on Workers’ Compensation leave, why do I have to use my FMLA time?

Workers’ Compensation and leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) may run concurrently.  If the need for a leave also meets the criteria outlined for eligibility under the FMLA, that initiates the process.  Also, FMLA is an employee benefit, providing job-protected leave for up to 12 work weeks. Workers’ Compensation alone does not provide job-protected leave.