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A Look at Eleventh Circuit’s Diamond v. Hospice of Florida Keys Decision: Part 1Managing Intermittent Leave and Avoiding Interference Claims
  • Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
  • USA
  • April 4 2017

Managing intermittent FMLA is every employer’s nightmare (or is it just me?). Employees are entitled to take leave and operations folks find it

What Does Florida's New Medical Marijuana Law Mean for Employers?
  • Ford & Harrison LLP
  • USA
  • December 19 2016

As employers in Florida prepare for the New Year, many may wonder how Florida’s new medical marijuana law will impact them. In the

Employers Should be Prepared to Deal with the Impact of Hurricane Matthew
  • Ford & Harrison LLP
  • USA
  • October 5 2016

The governors of Florida and South Carolina have issued states of emergency as the East Coast braces for Hurricane Matthew

FMLA Employer Guide and Workers' Compensation Rate Increase
  • Shumaker Loop & Kendrick
  • USA
  • July 21 2016

The U.S. Department of Labor recently published a new guide for employers covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) titled The Employer’s

Southern District Of Florida Rejects The Plaintiff’s Bare Assertions In FMLA Lawsuit
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 21 2015

Recently, in Diamond v. Hospice of Florida Keys, Inc., Case No. 15-CV-10007-KING, 2015 WL 7758513, at 5 (S.D. Fla. Dec. 1, 2015), the Southern

Consider FMLA implications when disciplining an employee for unauthorized absences
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • May 9 2012

A recent Middle District of Florida decision highlights the need for employers to consider implications under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) when disciplining an employee for unauthorized or excessive absences.

Is a pre-eligibility leave request a viable basis for FMLA claims?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • February 6 2012

Yes, in a case of first impression, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed that a pre-eligibility request for post-eligibility leave may serve as a viable basis for interference and retaliation claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

FMLA for pets
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • September 28 2011

Employers in Florida may be required to provide a leave of absence to employees whose pets are injured or threatened by another family member, if a bill introduced earlier this month becomes law.

Understanding Florida's workers' compensation retaliation statute
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • January 26 2010

A plaintiff who alleges that his employer terminated his employment in retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim is entitled to proceed to trial, according to a recent decision by the Third District Court of Appeals, Ortega v. Engineering Systems Technology, Inc. (Fla. 3d DCA, January 20, 2010).