My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: Ohio
I have been working with a Logistics company for over a year now. I started on 9/17/2012 and worked till about 9/17/2013 (Was a sales position and was fired for not hitting my annual goal) Though my boss made me re-hirable for any other position in the company since I wanted to get into the IT department. So a few months pass and Im searching for a job and decide to get a position at my old company back, I apply and get the job.. Mind you i left around 9/17/2013 and get rehired and start on 11/25/2013. I have to re-apply for all of my benefits and such. Though, any new position I want internally, I have to wait a full 365 year until I can apply. I am in school now for comp-sci and was interested in the tuition reimbursement program with my employer, which to my luck is only for people whove maintained employment of over 1yr.
My question is, since I was gone from the company for LESS THAN 90 days (And was not employed anywhere else in the mean time), by law am I still elligable for these tuition benefits/position switch with my company even though they are telling me no? Within 90 days, if I am rehired back on at the same company, is that considered a break in employment? I have done massive research and it turns out various other countries / states state that returning to the same company within 90 days without working anywhere else inbetween is NOT a break in continuing service/employment. Please help me get this figured out!!
Also they even declined my holiday pay for not being there for 90 days yet.. I worked on Thanksgiving ALL DAY.