Re: Short Term Disability vs FMLA
You are comparing apples to rocks.
FMLA is a law that requires an eligible employee be allowed up to 12 weeks of leave without repercussions due to that leave. STD is merely an insurance policy that pays you when you are eligible under it's requirements. They can run concurrently.
If you are eligible for FMLA leave, your leave must be treated as such but it has nothing to do with getting paid or not.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.