Federal law mandating
The OSC demanded officials be disciplined for the lapses, and recommended new training for Justice Department staff to be aware of their obligations.
The agency said the department accepted the recommendations.
Employers have limited rights to ask workers why they're taking time off.
The law allows paid leave for various reasons besides an actual sickness or injury.
There is a 2-year statute of limitations for civil enforcement of any violation.Almost anything can qualify as valid documentation."An employee's own signed statement is sufficient," he said.Employees are entitled to receive paid sick-time off; contractors aren't.The general rule is that if you issue a W-2 to a worker, that person is an employee entitled to the benefit, said Bohr.
Also, time can be used to deal with problems on behalf of family members.