Need Clarification Of 45 Day Rule

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Downwardspiral, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. Downwardspiral

    Downwardspiral New Member

    I was hoping someone could answer some questions about being out short term for a surgery. My understanding is that at 45 days (previously 90 days),they can put your route up for bid and that you have to take whatever is left over when you get back. How does this work exactly? Does the timer start immediately? Is it work days only or does it include weekends/holidays? Can one offset the time by taking paid vacation days during it? Any answers are appreciated.
     
  2. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Take FMLA.
     
  3. whatwhat

    whatwhat New Member

    The 45 days start when you start your FMLA which includes weekends. Taking vacation won't do much, they changed that rule too (when your on FMLA now, they will use all your vacation but one week). However, there are a chunk of states that have their own FMLA laws in addition to the federal one. If you live in one of those states, there is a good chance you have a lot longer than the 45 days to come back. Also, the 45 days is up to management's discretion, they don't absolutely have to replace you after 45 days, but they have the option.
     
  4. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    If they do open your route while on FMLA, they have to offer you a route with the same schedule, regardless how long you are out. That's why it is important to file for FMLA and disability if your states offer it.
     
  5. Downwardspiral

    Downwardspiral New Member

    Thanks for the input and advice.