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What Constitutes “Interfering” with an Employee’s Right to Medical Leave?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Florida employers should exercise great care when drafting employee handbooks and training managers to respect the legal rights of workers. This includes a wide range of federal and state civil rights laws, such as the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). This law affords employees the right to take a certain amount of unpaid… Read More »

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Taking Time Off to Care for a Child or Aging Parent Under the FMLA

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Are you considering taking time off from your job in South Florida to care for an aging parent or for a sick child? It is important to recognize that you have certain rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which include taking time off from work to care for a family member… Read More »

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Service Pets: What Are Your Rights?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

What are your employee rights when it comes to service animals? Do you currently have a service pet and have questions about where you are allowed to take your animal? Or, are you in the process of seeking a service pet and wondering whether your animal will be permitted in certain spaces? For instance,… Read More »

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It’s Not All In Your Head: Medical Leave and Mental Illness

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

When your disability is a mental one, struggles may extend beyond the rigors daily life, especially when it comes to your employment. Questions like how and when should you disclose to your employer that you suffer a disability – and whether you need to disclose this in the first place – can be a… Read More »

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A Hairy Question: Can I Take a Medical Leave for My Pet’s Illness?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

For numerous employees in Florida, caring for a sick pet can be just as important as caring for an ill family member. Indeed, for many of us, we consider our pets to be part of the family. But does the law agree? If your employer is big enough to qualify for coverage, does the… Read More »

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