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What are your rights to parental, caretaker and sick leave?

Florida residents often consider unpaid maternity leave as an employment benefit, but in fact this is an employment right. The Family and Medical Leave Act went into effect in 1993 to allow people to take time off of work in certain situations--including for the birth or adoption of a child. The FMLA, however, does not only cover maternity or paternity leave, but also a number of other situations.

Wrongful firing suit is FMLA lesson for Broward County employers

Broward County employees have the right to take a leave of absence from their jobs due to events such as childbirth or a serious health condition under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act. Oftentimes, both employers and employees in South Florida are confused about FMLA because Florida state law does not require private employers to provide leave to their employees.

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