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Other Leaves: Florida

Other Leaves requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Kamilah L. Perry, Phelps Dunbar, LLP


  • Florida law provides various leaves in addition to those leaves granted by the federal government. See Florida - Leaves of Absence.
  • Florida currently does not require state family and medical leave for employees of private sector employers. See Family and Medical Leave.
  • In Florida, victims of domestic violence or sexual violence are entitled to employment leave in order to obtain medical care and/or mental health counseling. See Domestic Violence and Crime Victim Leave.
  • Florida employers may not terminate an employee for an employee's jury service or for attendance in connection with such service. See Jury Duty and Witness Protection Leave.
  • Florida law prohibits both public and private employers from terminating or otherwise discriminating against any individual for taking a leave of absence to serve in the US armed forces. See Military Leave.
  • A Florida employer with 15 or more employees must provide eligible employees with up to 15 days of unpaid leave per year for the purpose of participating in a Civil Air Patrol training or mission. See Civil Air Patrol Leave.
  • Miami-Dade County has requirements pertaining to other leaves. See Local Requirements.