I had my left eye removed due to melanoma cancer in 2005. I was laid off from work in 2006, worked from 8/2008 to 9/2009 and have been unemployed since. I am still being followed by several doctors and need tests at least once a year to make sure the melanoma is nowhere to be found.
1) I believe employers have to give time off for "well" medical tests by law but not sure whether this is in addition to vacation/PTO. Must I use vacation time for these appointments? If the company gives PTO, how do I get more of it to cover vacation and medical appointments/test?
2) When in the interview process do I bring this up? My mind says I should wait for an offer and then negotiate it but why should I give up something else since time off for medical appointments and vacation is, I believe, a legal right?