Growth Strategies

Are employees required to clock-out when going to doctors' appointments?

min read
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.
Workers compensation laws vary by state, so I cannot answer your question definitively. Though, most states have a website from which you can obtain information on what your state's workers compensation laws require.

I can say that some companies do pay injured workers for the time that they spend at doctor's offices for treatment of work-related injuries. But, not because it is a legal requirement--more of a moral obligation in the cases of which I am aware.

Many states would require that the company's workers compensation insurance pay the worker for this time.

So, the first thing you probably should do is talk with your workers compensation insurance broker/agent/carrier and ask them what they cover in these regards.

Hope this is helpful.

More from Entrepreneur

Jason's expertise and experience can help you with storytelling, motivation, and pitching your business to media.
Jumpstart Your Business. Entrepreneur Insider is your all-access pass to the skills, experts, and network you need to get your business off the ground—or take it to the next level.
Are you paying too much for business insurance? Do you have critical gaps in your coverage? Trust Entrepreneur to help you find out.

Latest on Entrepreneur