On July 2, governor Crist signed a law expanding Florida’s relatively new domestic violence leave law to victims of “sexual violence.” Last year’s domestic violence leave law requires employers to provide leave to employees to address the effects of domestic violence. Now, employers of 50 or more employees are required to provide the same type of leave and protections as required for victims of domestic violence to employees, who have been employed for at least three months, to address the effects of sexual violence when the employee or a family or household member is the victim of sexual violence. Because the bill became effective immediately, employers should now update their domestic violence leave policies to include victims of sexual violence.