Earlier this week, we began a discussion about a new report published by the National Partnership for Women & Families. It grades each state on how well its family-leave laws and local programs benefit new parents when they require time off from work.
We have often written about the importance of job protection when employees must take time off due to pressing life circumstances. One of the most important legal protections in this regard is the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which allows employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for personal health or family reasons.
Last week we wrote about a disappointing Supreme Court decision that could negatively affect workers in Florida and across the country who are considered state employees. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states have sovereign immunity and are therefore protected against lawsuits seeking money damages for violating certain provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Americans work hard, and for many of us, work is central to our identities. And while most of us are able to balance work and family life, there are times when family must take priority. That's why the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was adopted nearly two decades ago.
The office is a stressful environment, and that stress can contribute to sickness or chronic illness, even in the beautiful climate of South Florida. But many Fort Lauderdale residents are left to wonder whether stress caused by a demanding boss is grounds for legal action.