Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Kamilah L. Perry, Phelps Dunbar, LLP
- The Florida Uniformed Servicemembers Protection Act (FUSPA) incorporates the employment protections of both the federal Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act for Florida's private and public sector military employees. See Florida Military Leave.
- Florida's public and private employers may not terminate or otherwise discriminate against any individual due to his or her leave of absence to serve in the US armed forces. See Florida Military Leave.
- Florida state employees are provided with up to 30-days of paid military leave for absences due to active military duty. See Public Employers.
- Florida public employers must give eligible veterans and unmarried widows and spouses of veterans a preference in public employment. See Veterans' Preferences.